Category: Dominican Life

Focused Attention

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less we shall have for destruction.” Rachel Carson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

We 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 Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder,… Continue Reading “We Turn to Earth”

Let Us Nourish the Sacred Tree

“It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.” – Black Elk Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To… Continue Reading “Let Us Nourish the Sacred Tree”

Earth Rights

“…everything has a right to be recognized and revered. Trees have tree rights, insects have insect rights, rivers have river rights, and mountains have mountain rights.” – Thomas Berry, The Great Work Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the… Continue Reading “Earth Rights”

The Life of the Forest

“The death of the forest is the end of our life.” – Dorothy Stang  Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Cherishing Every Word of God

Every creature is a word of God and a book about God. – Meister Eckhart To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Entering Natural Cathedrals

Groves of redwoods…are often compared to the naves of great cathedrals: the silence; the green, filtered, numinous light. A single banyan, each with its multitude of trunks, is like a temple or mosque—a living colonnade. But the metaphor should be the other way around.  The… Continue Reading “Entering Natural Cathedrals”

Hallowing Earth’s Name

Eternal Spirit — Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver; source of all that is and that shall be; Father and Mother of us all. Loving God, in whom is heaven. The hallowing of your name echoes through the universe! – The New Zealand Prayer Book Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Hallowing Earth’s Name”

Centering

The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on Earth. – Rumi  Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sisters Pat Farrell, OP, and Margaret Galiardi, OP: “Body of Buddha, Body of Christ: A Christian Zen… Continue Reading “Centering”

Let Us See the Weeds

Weeds are transparently close to us. Yet we don’t see them. There is something about that, their being right in front of us and our not seeing them, that made me think this really needed to be looked at. – Doug Burgess Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Let Us See the Weeds”