A Buffet of Blessings

A Buffet of Blessings

Last week, after extensive thought and aviary education, Tracy decided to purchase a bird feeder to add to the east side of the yard.  He selected a “squirrel-proof” feeder to insure the food was preserved for its intended beneficiaries.  He carefully...
Refuge for All

Refuge for All

Earlier this fall, one of our volunteers was strolling the grounds and stopped to admire the beautiful wet lands.  She commented to Tracy that the variety of flowers and natural beauty was stunning.  Last fall, we scattered an assortment of wildflower seeds over our...
Simple Joys

Simple Joys

The House Chronicle from Nov. 1950 contains these memories: New Phonograph  The strains of a new phonograph fill the recreation room at the opening of November.  Frater Sigmund’s parents sent a new three-speed phonograph.  Now the clerics can use long playing records...
Sharing

Sharing

As the year comes to a close, I suppose it is natural to have thoughts and conversations drift toward the holidays.  After all, within the span of just two months, our nation celebrates Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.  Various faiths and cultures...
Making A Difference

Making A Difference

The sky outside our windows on Thursday had an eerie, yellow-orange tone, and rain fell throughout the day.  It was the kind of day Fr. Tom Zelinski might call “contemplative”. Rather than taking the time to contemplate, though, everyone here at St. Anthony’s had...
Dance in the Snow

Dance in the Snow

Sister Snow made her first appearance of the season on Thursday evening.  The flurries were few in number and disappeared when they hit the ground, but they brought the unmistakable message that winter is not far off.  On Friday, the flurries were larger and more...