Comings and Goings

The entries in the 1950 House Chronicle for this week were mostly about comings and goings: Frater Roger's cheery' countenance is seen again in the friary halls.  Roger returned home today, Sept. 14th, after spending a. week in St. Anthony's Hospital. He was there for...

A Time for Everything

I wondered how long it would take. With below-normal temperatures for most of the early part of September, I knew it would not be long. While I still have my bedroom window open and am quite comfortable, Tracy is not as fond of the cooler mornings. Bob reminded us all...

The Ordinariness of Life

Part of the struggle of being the person responsible for the House Chronicle is finding tidbits of life here that might be of interest to those who are not here.  Fortunately or unfortunately, life is not always exciting and entertaining.  Mostly, life is full of...

Joy and Delight

I have been on sort of a scavenger hunt the past few days. Sometime in the past two weeks or so, one of our guests left several painted stones in various places around the building. The first one I found was resting on top of the display case outside of the chapel. At...

Past and Present

For those of you who have been reading the Chronicle for the past year, you know this is a modern version of an old tradition.  Last year, Lori and JustBob were able to open the locked safe in our basement.  Among the treasures hidden there were several ledger books...

Welcome Back!

This weekend we welcomed back several very good friends of St. Anthony’s.  Thursday evening, Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap, arrived to lead our weekend retreat.   Fr. Dan tries to visit and graciously lead a retreat for us every year.  He was scheduled to be here in April...

Happy Birthday to Us!

Today is St. Anthony’s 101st birthday.  The celebration will be a bit more subdued than last year’s 100th, but worthy of celebration, nonetheless.  With no guests in the house, and the staff off for the weekend, our community of two will commemorate the occasion...

Interconnectedness

For the first time since mid-March, we welcomed a retreat group to St. Anthony’s this past weekend.  Welcoming retreatants is what we do, and yet for the past five months we have been disconnected from that purpose, that mission, that ministry.  With all the necessary...

When Simple Things Mean Much More

We had our first staff meeting this week since….no one could remember when.  Maybe it was February, maybe January.  It was really more like a community meeting, though, as the meeting included both residents and staff.  The focus was all about navigating these...

An Annual Tradition Continues…

Wonderful, exhilarating, productive, hot & humid, fun, prayerful, comforting, familiar, grateful, exhausting – those are just some of the words we can use to describe Volunteer Week. From Friday, July 24th through Tuesday, July 28th, we welcomed more people to our...

House Chronicle | The Year Of Our Lord 2020