22 January, 2020

Occasionally, random things turn up in and around our house, and no one knows whence they came. This weekend, for example, a tattered US flag appeared in our kitchen without explanation. Someone must have assumed that we at St. Anthony's would know how to properly...

11 January, 2020

Snow, insurance, and people named Robert: such were the hallmarks of this variably busy week at St. Anthony's. The inadvertent gathering of Roberts headlined this week just past, as our volunteer hosts came together not only for fellowship but also for the task of...

In Welcoming the Start of a New Century

Happy Start of Your Next Century, St. Anthony's! And Happy New Year, 2020 to one and all! Do you have 2020 vision yet? You can thank our very own Fr. Bob for the 2020 vision joke. And you can thank our magnificent flower planter-and-tender, Kathy, for the delightful...

In Remembrance At the End of a Century

As promised: the story of the potato carving. Once upon a time, St. Anthony's front office was carefully shepherded by a joyous and generous affiliate of the Province of St. Joseph. Her name was Joan Wilichowski --- most of you will no doubt remember her! Many of you...

December 17

Oh, what festivities enlivened the house this weekend past! Holly Day enthralled young and old alike, setting the house abuzz with laughter and singing and the startling - but most welcome - sound of children exploring these cavernous corridors at full tilt. It's...

Advent, Week I

The first week of Advent - that small, still week of a single candle's light - has been both calm and full of adventures. The week started impressively with an ice storm on the eve of December 1st followed by a snow storm that lasted through much of the day on the 1st...

27 November, 2019

This day - the day before Thanksgiving - has been a day of noises. The day dawned with the creakings and crackings and, regrettably, crashings of loftier-than-cathedral pines as they thrashed through the heavens on a frenzied, snow-driven wind. The casualties were...

20 November, 2019

Brother Power Failure! Thine arrival yesterday night did cloak us simultaneously in the darkest of darkness and the brightest of Light! It was, indeed,a  profound darkness that fell upon the house when Sister Electricity churned to a surprising stop at approximately...

November the Busy: 11-13

Ours is a winter house. Sifting snow settles on walls, woods, and roofs, insulating us from the sorrows and fears of the ordinary, blanketing us instead in contemplation of the still, silent, humble Divine. Contemplation leads to discovery of the quiet without and the...

6 November, 2019

Students. Students everywhere. Students upstairs; students downstairs. Students inside; students outside. Students in the refectory, debating the meaning of the designators "2%" and "skim" on the milk machine. Students popping out from a corridor in the basement to...

House Chronicle | The Year Of Our Lord 2019