Lent and Sabbath Time

Lent and Sabbath Time

It has been a few weeks since this Chronicler jumped into the way-back machine to explore what was going on fifty or seventy years ago at St. Anthony’s.  That is due partly to the scarcity of the entries in the Chronicles from February 1951 and February 1971. ...
Solidarity

Solidarity

We were really hoping that after the year that 2020 was, 2021 would bring more normalcy; instead it has brought us one adventure after another. After nearly two weeks of JustBob coddling and cajoling the boilers, the temperature in the house is now back to normal. Of...
Everyday Gifts

Everyday Gifts

What an adventure winter in Wisconsin can be!  This winter, we had almost no snow through November, December or January.  Most days, except for a few days around Christmas, the temperatures were almost balmy.  It hardly seemed like winter at all. Then last Thursday,...
Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Fridays seem to getting a reputation for being adventure days at St. Anthony’s. Last week was the power outage with a (COVID-sized) houseful of guests coming for the weekend. This weekend we were only expecting six guests, but the weekend was just as adventurous. With...
Let There Be Light, Please!

Let There Be Light, Please!

It is last Friday, 3:15 pm, and our weekend guests are due to begin arriving anytime.  The sun is shining and it is a beautiful afternoon.  Jackie K., Sr. Barb and Marge are trying to wrap up a few tasks while waiting for the guests to arrive, and Dave J. is here...
A Work of Art

A Work of Art

This week, all of us at St. Anthony’s – and those in many parts of Wisconsin – were treated to a phenomenon known as rime ice.  Rime ice is created when the moisture in fog clings to and freezes on surfaces like tree branches and shrubs.  Each morning...