CHANGE by Sr. Barb Knauf | April 15, 2021 | Reflections | 0 Comments“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not fighting the old, but building the new.” - Socrates Have you ever experienced change? Now you might think that is a silly question, because from the time of our birth to our death, change is inevitable. It... Read More This is My Home, and These are My People by Rita Simon | April 8, 2021 | Reflections | 0 CommentsWe are not two seagulls separated by 6 feet of water; we are two seagulls connected by 6 feet of water. - John Bell There is no difference between healing your body and healing the Earth, or helping another to heal. It is all the same body. - Alla Renee... Read More “Who Comes Before the Cross?” by Helen Ackermann | April 1, 2021 | Reflections | 0 CommentsWe have reached Good Friday when we look upon the cross and venerate it as best we can during this time of the pandemic. A few years ago I wrote a litany that I share with you now. Perhaps you can use it as you pray on this day. I have added some phrases that speak... Read More Skin In The Game by Kathy Walczyk | March 25, 2021 | Reflections | 1 CommentThe week ahead is, perhaps, the most emotional and turbulent one on the Catholic calendar. I struggled for weeks trying to write something for my scheduled reflection. It wasn’t the scriptural events of Holy Week that caused my stomach to churn, it was events in my... Read More HOLY TERROR by Sallie Bachar | March 19, 2021 | Reflections | 2 CommentsA few nights ago I was awakened by terrifying screams outside our bedroom window. My husband and I live in the country surrounded by a small patch of woods, so I knew it wasn’t a human scream. I rushed to the window but couldn’t see anything at first. After the... Read More Spiritual Spring by Fr. Tom Zelinski | March 11, 2021 | Reflections | 0 CommentsAt this time on the calendar, we look for signs of spring. The weather and our climate pay little attention to a date on the calendar. But we hope. What do we mean by “spring?” Warmer weather, less or no snow, eventually the first flowers, crocuses poking through... Read More Puzzle Perspectives by Terri Sersch | March 4, 2021 | Reflections | 1 CommentWe each have our favorite ways of relaxing, escaping tedium, and bringing our fragmented self together. If we hadn’t before, we certainly have discovered our preferred ways during this pandemic. We jigsaw puzzle people find refreshment and renewal in bringing several... Read More Jefferson’s Diamonds by Betsy Schussler | February 25, 2021 | Reflections | 0 CommentsAs we turn our attention toward honoring American presidents during February, Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, comes to mind. During his eight years in office as our 3rd president (1801-1809), Jefferson devoted regular,... Read More Nothing Heard by Lori Randall | February 18, 2021 | Reflections | 1 CommentI am alone on this night road, with nothing for company but the hum of the tires, the purr of the engine, and the transmissions – some as strong as if the speaker were sitting next to me, some barely audible beneath the static – fading in and out of the radio lying on... Read More Practicing Gratefulness by Marge Lindell | February 10, 2021 | Reflections | 0 Comments“For this and all we are about to receive, may we be truly grateful, Lord.” – Traditional Meal Blessing I like to think I practice “an attitude of gratitude” for all the blessings I receive on a daily basis. I do much better on some days than others, but I still... Read More Reflections | by friends of St. Anthony’s. Sign-up for our weekly Email here.