Category: Care of the Earth

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”

It is Time to Foster Renewal

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.  – Wendell Berry Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online… Continue Reading “It is Time to Foster Renewal”

The Importance of a Blade of Grass

A leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. – Walt Whitman To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

What Is Our Legacy?

What will future generations say of us, who leave them a degraded planet as our legacy? How will we face our Lord and Creator? – Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please… Continue Reading “What Is Our Legacy?”

Chocolate on Earth

Save the earth. It’s the only planet that has chocolate. – Bumper sticker To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

We Need Conversion

To achieve such reconciliation, we must examine our lives and acknowledge the ways in which we have harmed God’s creation through or actions and our failure to act. We need to experience a conversion, or change of heart.  – Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, quoting the… Continue Reading “We Need Conversion”

Wisdom of Pope Benedict

“The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast.”  – Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, quoting Pope Benedict (217) April 17, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sister Pat Farrell, OP: “Laudato Sí and Beyond.”… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Pope Benedict”