Category: Dominican Life

Trees Are Sanctuaries

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse 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 Trees

“To listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, is to learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty.” David George Haskell To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

The Loss of a Tree

The Loss of a Tree “The loss of one tree stills a thousand songs.” – Pauline Henderson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Finding Magic

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Living Poems

“Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” – Joy Harjo To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Look from the Standpoint of Awe

“Looking at the Earth and the universe from the standpoint of awe, wonder and radical amazement at the grandeur and magnificent mystery of all being. That’s what the new bottom line is about.” Rabbi Michael Lerner To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Look from the Standpoint of Awe”

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”