November the Busy: 11-13

November the Busy: 11-13

Ours is a winter house. Sifting snow settles on walls, woods, and roofs, insulating us from the sorrows and fears of the ordinary, blanketing us instead in contemplation of the still, silent, humble Divine. Contemplation leads to discovery of the quiet without and the...
6 November, 2019

6 November, 2019

Students. Students everywhere. Students upstairs; students downstairs. Students inside; students outside. Students in the refectory, debating the meaning of the designators “2%” and “skim” on the milk machine. Students popping out from a...
28  October, 2019

28 October, 2019

This weekend, one of St. Anthony’s volunteers brought his six-year-old daughter to play in the abundance of leaves with which our lawn and woods have been blessed. Mind you, this girl is a six-year-old who knows how to PLAY in leaves. There was no timid,...
19 October, 2019

19 October, 2019

Letzte Woche am Dienstag hatten wir Besuch aus Deutschland! There is never a dull moment at St. Anthony’s. It’s true that silent moments occur here with some frequency, but those moments are by no means dull: they are filled with the blessings and beauty...
November the Busy: 11-13

12 October

Hello, Sister Snow. How surprising to see you out in such full force on the 12th of October. (Please note that the accompanying photo was not taken on the 12th of October! As impressive as today’s snowfall is, it isn’t quite substantial enough to show up...