Category: Dominican Life

Why Earth is Round

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP.So this month’s quotes are… Continue Reading “Why Earth is Round”

Our Human Experience

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with… Continue Reading “Our Human Experience”

May We Have the Capacity to see the Whole

The fundamental evil that besets us is our incapacity to see the whole. I sometimes get vague and undefined longings to gather a small group of friends around me and  . . . Give the example of a life in which nothing would count… Continue Reading “May We Have the Capacity to see the Whole”

The Courage to Bloom

The flower is always the bud’s undoing. Let go then. Step into the river lean into the wind let the strength of the earth rise through you. Watch your fingertips burst into bloom. – Pavithra K. Mehta

The Earth Itself Is Alive

Some scientists go so far as to suggest that Earth itself is alive, that it is actively coordinating the temperature of its atmosphere or the salinity of its oceans. Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe

What We All Share

Earth is what we all have in common. – Wendell Berry

Falling in Love with Creation

If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion. – Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing

I know these are scary, uncertain,  hurtful times, but I really wish  people would stop talking about  what a trash fire the world is.  Our world is a wounded relative,  not a hopeless ruin,  and we’re called to help heal  the injuries we’ve inflicted … Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing”

The Soil Connects Us

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community,… Continue Reading “The Soil Connects Us”

Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.

Animals are people, too. As are plants. And water. And soil. This is the fundamental insight at the heart of all eco-spiritual work. But to get that insight, we have to get with the big picture. To get that insight, we have to climb… Continue Reading “Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.”