Accept and Surrender

Despite an extended streak of summer weather, nature inevitably turns summer to autumn. It does not always happen when the calendar tells us it should, but we cannot stop it from happening. Here at St. Anthony’s, with 40 acres of nature to care for, that also means...

Remembering A Friend

Tuesday evening, St. Anthony’s hosted Fr. Bob’s family’s celebration of his life. Most of Fr. Bob’s immediate family members were able to be here along with a few of his close friends, the staff and residents of St. Anthony’s, St. Anthony’s Board members and...

A God of Surprises

This Chronicler was suffering from an extreme case of writer’s block, so I asked Adele and Jackie K. if they had any thoughts on a topic for this week’s Chronicle. After a few minutes, Adele blurted out, “There were raspberries this week!” Those flavorful gifts are a...

Living As Franciscan Christians

This weekend we are blessed to welcome back to St. Anthony’s, in addition to a number of very familiar and frequent retreatants, a former staff member and dear friend, Fr. Dan Crosby. Fr. Dan has been gracious enough to return to St. Anthony’s almost every year to...

Cooler Nights and Shorter Days

The 1951 House Chronicle contains this entry for mid-September: Radiators On. Marathon lived up to its reputation on Friday, September 14, when the heat went on in the building for the first time this “winter”. The day was not exceptionally cold, but it was one of...

The Leaves They Are A-Changin’

To be fair, I first noticed back at the end of July. Six weeks ago it was a couple of yellow leaves in the maple tree out in front and I dismissed it as a dead branch. It was July, after all, hot and humid. Nothing at that moment made me think of fall. Now it is...

Quiet

Wednesday morning as Barb, Marge and Jackie K. left the chapel following morning prayer, Jackie K. said, “It sure is quiet around here!” She was right, it was quiet. It is the week leading into a long holiday weekend. The work needed after last weekend’s guests...

Take a Step Back

On Monday the staff and residents were treated to a mini-retreat. For a few hours we were invited to “Take A Step Back” from our daily routines to pray, reflect and share together. Adele and Candy planned and led the retreat that began at 11 am and lasted until 2:30...

Celebrations

One of our private retreatants this week, Ann, came here to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday. She told us she wanted to celebrate her big day by spending some quiet time with the Lord. The staff sang Happy Birthday to her at lunch and wished her a good day....

NCIS

The NCIS team was on site Monday and Tuesday, investigating St. Anthony’s inside and out and top to bottom. This NCIS team was not the one of Hollywood fame that investigates criminal activity, but rather Neighborhood Catholics in Service, a group of mostly middle...

House Chronicle | The Year Of Our Lord 2021

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