Volunteer Week 2021

From Friday through Tuesday we were blessed with the company and assistance of thirty-six individuals who offered their time, talent and energy to help us here at St. Anthony’s. Some have been coming to Volunteer Week for years; some were first-time visitors to St....

Unexpected Adventures

Some days, working and living here is like a walk in the park, or if you are JustBob, a walk around the labyrinth. And then there are days like the first few days of this week, days that bring unexpected adventures and everyone was really glad to have JustBob around....

For the Beauty of the Earth

In the past year or two I have taken thousands of pictures in the house and around the grounds. Initially, the intent was to have the photos to use in our various publications, but I found myself paying more attention to the uniqueness of my surroundings each day,...

The Lord’s Ladies (and God’s Guys)

Since the early days of St. Anthony’s retreat ministry, we have been blessed with a group of local women who came every Monday to help the friars clean rooms after a weekend retreat. The Monday ladies came to be known as “The Lord’s Ladies”. Eventually, some of those...

This Old House

Living and working in this old house certainly has it charms. The unique door handles are certainly at the top of the charm list. The nooks and crannies where one can find solitude on even the busiest days, the way sound carries through the halls, the wood carvings in...

Arrivals and Departures

Sister Chronicler II departed this week for a couple of days away, but before leaving she found these two entries of note in the 1951 House Chronicle: June 9…was the official opening day of the swimming pool. The hardy souls like Fraters Justinian, Nevin and Berthold...

Welcome, Summer!

As I sat in the welcoming shade of our trees with a gentle breeze wafting the fragrance of new flowers…….Nope. That didn’t happen. Not this week. As I basked in the soft warm glow of Brother Sun…..Nope. That’s not quite right either. As I walked out the door into a...

Memorial Day

This excerpt is taken from the 1951 House Chronicles: At 9:30 a.m. May 30, almost to the minute, the haunting measured notes of Taps drifted through the open windows of the classrooms where the clerics were writing final examinations. Each phrase of the bugler’s call...

Many Happy Returns

The hummingbirds have returned to the feeder on the Resident’s Deck. Each fall, these tiny aviators journey south and spend the winter in southern Mexico or Central America. Then early in the year, they begin the trek back north, flying about 23 miles each day. When...

Welcome Back!

The House Chronicle from 1971 recounts a number of groups that visited St. Anthony’s in the Month of May: May 9-12: Six diocesan priests on retreat here. May 14: 125 kids from St. Anne’s tour our place and picnic here, attend Mass here. Fr. Paul Yaroch arrives here at...

House Chronicle | The Year Of Our Lord 2021

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