Adapting to Change

Adapting to Change

Change is inevitable, and we have experienced several of those inevitable changes here. On a community level, we have had to adapt to the ever-changing and ever-challenging reality of life with Covid. We’ve also had to learn to adjust to planning retreats and managing...
Community

Community

The holidays are always a quiet time here.  Our staff uses the down time to get away from work for a bit and spend time with their families. Jackie K. has been out since mid-December for foot surgery. We have had very few guests, just three private retreatants and...
Perspective

Perspective

For all of the consternation about whether or not we would have a white Christmas, we have certainly made up for it since then. The flakes keep coming down and the piles keep growing.  I can almost hear Dean Martin singing, “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” And...
The New Year

The New Year

The first entry in the House Chronicle for January, 1952 contains a census of sorts. It begins as follows: In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ begins the year 1952. The year begins in the 13th year of the reign of the Holy Father, Pius XII, gloriously reigning as the...
Three Ladies and Their Man

Three Ladies and Their Man

Our regular readers know that the House Chronicle is the place to go for all the insider information on what happens at St. Anthony’s. In the Spirit of Christmas, this week we share with our readers the gift of one of our deep, dark secrets: JustBob keeps three hot...
Sharing and the Journey

Sharing and the Journey

On Monday, staff and residents were invited to share their tasty talents by participating in a Christmas treat exchange. Seven of us elected to participate, and even after we selected our share of the treats, there were still leftovers to share with the rest of the...