Teamwork

Another Tuesday brings another team gathering and meal.  This week’s purpose was to decorate the house for Christmas.  Candy, Marge and Tracy started the process on Saturday by getting the chapel ready for Advent, setting up the chapel Christmas tree, and placing...

Deo Gratias!

Tuesday was our annual team Thanksgiving celebration at the Center.  Ron and Tracy were the only team members who were not able to join us, but Jackie K’s father, Jack, and son, Danny, were able to be with us.   It was a pot-luck feast to behold, courtesy of all the...

Joy and Laughter

Given the nature of our ministry here at St. Anthony’s, some might believe we spend our days in somber silence, but nothing could be further from the truth.   When we have a silent retreat in the house, as we did this past weekend, we are respectful of our guests’...

“Give Us This Day”

Each time we gather for Morning or Evening Prayer here at St. Anthony’s, we pray the Our Father.  As we did so one morning this week, one phrase in particular struck me: “Give us this day our daily bread.”  These words we pray, often too casually and without thought,...

Our Saints

The end of the liturgical year is less than a month away; the end of the calendar year is less than two months out. It seems appropriate as we near the end of the year to take time to look back. The liturgical year does that by celebrating two feasts. On November 1,...

Detour

Road Closed. Local Traffic Only. That sign greeted our guests last Friday as they tried to make their way to St. Anthony’s for their weekend retreat. Although our guests could have assumed St. Anthony’s fit within the definition of “local”, since the sign was less...

All Are Welcome

“All Are Welcome” is more than a catch phrase here - it is a tradition that long predates the current lay leadership. Early evidence of this welcome was found in an undated entry in the October 1951 House Chronicle: Kiwanis Visit. “You have made a lot of friends...

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...

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