There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch by Betsy Schussler | September 10, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsAs a child, Joseph Calderon was homeless, living with his parents in their station wagon. Hungry, they stopped for Kentucky Fried Chicken and discovered that they had only enough cash to feed, “little Joey”. Joey’s father burst into the restaurant, hopped the... Read More The Dignity of Labor by Marge Lindell | September 4, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsIn the Gospel we heard proclaimed this past Sunday, Jesus rebuked Peter for thinking “not as God does” but as human beings think. In a couple of weeks, we will hear the parable of the workers in the vineyard (Mt. 20:1-16), another Gospel that will underscore the... Read More The Little Things by Lori Randall | August 28, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsEvery year of the decade-or-so that I lived in Madison, Loran Miller would recruit me, as summer meandered into autumn, for the harvest. Handing me two plastic five-gallon buckets and pointing me in the general direction of the wheelbarrow, which I would need when the... Read More FORGIVENESS by Ellen Jennings | August 21, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsWho in your life do you find it hardest to forgive? (Hold that question for now.) Forgiveness, according to Webster, is an act of forgiving. To forgive means to cease to feel resentment against an offender. Forgiveness can be both hard and easy in the negative... Read More Words by Marge Lindell | August 14, 2020 | Reflections | 1 CommentI worked for more than 20 years as a legal assistant. Words were very important in everything I did at work, from e-mails and letters to legal documents. Words were carefully chosen to convey the intended message and to avoid misunderstanding or uncertainty whenever... Read More The Season of Clare by Bruce Lacrosse | August 7, 2020 | Reflections | 0 Comments3 Things: ~Planting an herb garden is challenging. ~Herbs have the power to transform other things. ~St. Clare of Assisi is in the transforming business. Have you ever planted an herb garden? I decided to in the Spring. The seeds were like dust, so fine, flyaway. ... Read More KEEPING SABBATH by Sallie Bachar | July 30, 2020 | Reflections | 1 CommentIn the beginning of this pandemic when the churches were closed and we could no longer honor the Sabbath as we used to with Mass and church services, I felt lost. Sunday just wasn’t the same, and the rest of the week felt all askew because I didn’t have my time at... Read More The Beauty of God by Cecilia Gruetzmacher | July 24, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsA couple weeks ago, I was driving to someone’s house to buy an antique mahogany dresser for my daughter’s room. I was willing to drive an hour away to buy it, and I was willing to pay more than I normally would pay for a dresser. Why? Because I thought it was... Read More To Whom Are You Yoked? by Helen Ackermann | July 17, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsWe don’t hear the word “yoke” very often. When we do, we might have a negative reaction. A yoke; being bound to another, takes away our freedom. Presently, we hear from the Gospel of Matthew when we attend liturgy, either in person or online. A few Sundays ago,... Read More Life Lessons from an Orchid by Rita Simon | July 10, 2020 | Reflections | 2 Comments"Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living... Read More Reflections | by friends of St. Anthony’s.