Category: Feasts / Seasons

Advent Waiting to Learn Patience

Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – JOYCE MEYER On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It is entitled, “The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture.”  To… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Learn Patience”

Advent Waiting to Revel in Mystery

It is now, at Advent, that I am given the chance to suspend all expectation…and instead to revel in the mystery. – Jerusalem Jackson Greer, A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Revel in Mystery”

Advent Waiting to Console and REassure

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Console and REassure”

Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength

When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength. – Paul Brunton, Meditations for People in Crisis On December 5th,… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength”

Wednesday of Hope – Our Greatest Hope

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness. – Ecclesiastes 2:13

Easter 2019

The world is ending, says the caterpillar! No, it is just beginning, says the butterfly. – Unknown

Merry Christmas – 2019

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things. – Hans Christian Andersen

Happy Easter 2018

[Writing of his wife Katharine, who was planning the planting of bulbs in her garden even though she knew she likely would not live to see the spring.] There was something comical yet touching in her bedraggled appearance…. The small hunched-over figure, her studied… Continue Reading “Happy Easter 2018”

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full… Continue Reading “Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas”

Christmas Eve – Receiving God

  It is good for a person to receive God Into himself or herself And I call this receptivity the work of a virgin. But it is better When God becomes fruitful within a person. For becoming fruitful as a result of a gift… Continue Reading “Christmas Eve – Receiving God”