Two Advent Journeys by Sallie Bachar | December 13, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsWe are a small group of women who made a commitment to one another to journey together through the first three weeks of Advent, taking time out of our busy schedules and over-crowded calendars to find a sense of peace and meaning together. We responded to a call to... Read More From Darkness to Light by Helen Ackermann | December 6, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsAs Wisconsinites, we live much of December in more darkness than light. With the actual beginning of winter, the hours of daylight increase. These days in December coincide with our celebration of the liturgical season of Advent. When I walked with a friend in the... Read More Thanksgiving by Fr. Tom Zelinski | November 29, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsThanksgiving Hearts full of feeling, Tongues short of words, We come with bowed heads To eat pies and birds. “Thanks,” we whisper in mumbled tones, Humble joy bubbling inside, Knowing well in our bones Less is what we deserve. Yet the Lord doesn’t ask, He who came to... Read More Thank God! by Fr. Bob Streveler | November 22, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsMartin Rinkart was a German Lutheran deacon during the time of the Thirty years war and a plague that swept through Central Europe. During this terrible time in history he buried five thousand of his parishioners and wrote a song that we often sing: “Now Thank we all... Read More Honoring ALL of our Ancestors by Rita Simon | November 15, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsIn gratitude, I bow to all generations of my blood ancestors. In gratitude, I bow to all generations of my spiritual ancestors. 5 Earth Touchings of Thich Nhat Hahn Now the dead move through all of us still glowing… What has been plaited cannot be unplaited…... Read More Listening Into Love by Terri Sersch | November 8, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsIt was September when I was reading Mark Nepo’s sensitive, insightful book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen. What a wonderful time of year to attempt to listen in a more intentional way. Listening, I heard the breeze blow through the leaves, the leaves ripple as they... Read More For All The Saints by Lori Randall | October 31, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsI’m not actually a procrastinator. Even still, I generally find that my Friday e-blast reflections are rarely completed until… well, later than I would like. Although the deadline for each reflection is always clearly marked on my calendar, the actual writing,... Read More The Francis I Didn’t Know by Bruce Lacrosse | October 25, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsIf you are a convert to Catholicism as I am, you likely pay attention to how frequently certain Saints’ names are mentioned by others and also at Mass. Therese, (the little flower), John Vianney, Don Bosco, and even new saints like Kateri Tekakwitha and Brother Andre... Read More No Matter What by Marge Lindell | October 18, 2019 | Reflections | 0 CommentsI confess. I am a TV junkie. I spend a large part of my free time watching television programs. Recently I started re-watching The Waltons, a 1970’s series about a depression-era family living in rural Virginia. I admit when I watched it as a teenager and young... Read More A Pilgrimage by Marge Lindell | October 10, 2019 | Reflections | 0 Comments“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see [God’s] invisible qualities – [God’s] eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (Romans 1:20, New... Read More Reflections | by friends of St. Anthony’s.