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 Land of the Free? by Fr. Tom Zelinski | July 2, 2020 | Reflections | 2 CommentsOur country celebrates our independence again this weekend. The original independence was our separation from England at the beginning of our country. Since then our citizens have been proud of our independence and we have sung of the “land of the free.” And over the... Read More Who Are My Neighbors? by Terri Sersch | June 25, 2020 | Reflections | 0 CommentsDuring our safer-at-home stay, my neighbors are the only people I had visited with face-to-face. We would see each other at our mail boxes, while walking our narrow road, or outside while tending to our yards. While keeping safe distances, we discussed how we each... Read More As Luck Would Have It by Betsy Schussler | June 20, 2020 | Reflections | 0 Comments“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” - Lou Gehrig June 19, 1903, marks the birthday of Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse” New York Yankee from 1923-1939. Voted the greatest first baseman of all time by the Baseball Writers Association in... Read More REDEFINING FREEDOM by Elizabeth Lewis | June 12, 2020 | Reflections | 3 CommentsIn the United States we are not free. In the United States we are all still enslaved by the long shadow of slavery; recent events make this clear. In the United States as a collective body of souls, we need to increase our resilience. Resilience is the capacity to... Read More DIGNITY by Elizabeth Lewis | June 5, 2020 | Reflections | 1 Comment“Dignity is an internal state of peace that comes with the recognition and acceptance of the value and vulnerability of all living things.” - Donna Hicks, Dignity: Its’ Essential Role in Resolving Conflict A police officer kneels on the neck of a black man until he is... Read More Ode To A Dear Friend by Sister Chronicler | June 4, 2020 | Reflections | 1 CommentI met Fr. Bob Streveler during St. Anthony's Volunteer Week in the summer of 2015. I have to admit that I was a little bit intimidated by him. After all, he had a powerful voice and a confident gait. And he was probably at least a foot taller than my 5'3”. Plus,... Read More Reflections | by friends of St. Anthony’s.