Category: Dominican Life

Turn to Earth

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the Earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. – Rachel Carson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center retreats and offerings, please… Continue Reading “Turn to Earth”

Enter the Forest

The forest is not made of abstractions. It is not even made of separate, interacting objects. The forest is instead made of relationship. – David George Haskell To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Our Loving Sun

Earth would die if the sun stopped kissing her. – Hafiz To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Earth Changes Us – If We Let Her

Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond. – Robin Wall Kimmerer… Continue Reading “Earth Changes Us – If We Let Her”

Love Earth

This is what you should do:Love the Earth and sun and animals,despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,stand up for the stupid and crazy,devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,argue not concerning God,have patience and indulgence toward the people…reexamine all you… Continue Reading “Love Earth”

Nothing Is Wasted

“When petals of the hen get really old, they sag like droopy bloomers, much redder, rust instead of rose. And they eventually fall to the ground and become part of the mulch. This fills me with hope – their return to earth, their recirculation.… Continue Reading “Nothing Is Wasted”

Earth Is Alive

“The Earth is alive and contains the knowledge you seek. It is your consciousness that determines what it reveals.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Listen to Earth

“The single most important thing right now is to listen to the earth.” Dahr Jamail To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Ground Is Our Ancestors

“You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that Earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught… Continue Reading “The Ground Is Our Ancestors”

Earth’s Sacred Bond

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer… Continue Reading “Earth’s Sacred Bond”