Category: Feasts / Seasons

The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation

Happy Easter! “As I sat quietly in the garden, I realized the power of transfiguration—of God’s transformation—in our world. The principle of transfiguration is at work when something so unlikely as the brown grass that covers our veld in winter becomes bright green again.… Continue Reading “The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation”

Plotting Resurrection

“[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 “Plotting Resurrection”

On New Year’s Eve, Wishing You a Fresh Beginning

Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S. Eliot  Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to:

Christmas – Celebrating with Hopeful Eyes

Hopeful Eyes Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child, with a passion for the possible. That way of looking is creative. It creates the space in which perfection can unfold. More than that, the eyes of hope look through… Continue Reading “Christmas – Celebrating with Hopeful Eyes”

Christmas – Celebrating a Vision of Hope

Look to this day for it is life the very life of life.   In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence the joy of growth the splendor of action the glory of power.   For yesterday is but a memory And tomorrow is… Continue Reading “Christmas – Celebrating a Vision of Hope”

Christmas – Celebrating Belong to One Another

To really belong to one another and to depend on one another — to really share a common destiny — is difficult for a community that wants to be diverse. It is also the community’s only hope of survival.    – Gordon Cosby At Santa… Continue Reading “Christmas – Celebrating Belong to One Another”

Celebrating Perfect Light

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can… Continue Reading “Celebrating Perfect Light”

Christmas – Celebrating Incarnation

The incarnation begins . . . with the very first act of God. – Kenan Osborne, OFM At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and… Continue Reading “Christmas – Celebrating Incarnation”

Wishing you a Christmas of Wonder

The child wonders at the Christmas Tree:Let him continue in the spirit of wonder. . .. . . So that before the end, the eightieth Christmas(By “eightieth” meaning whichever is last)The accumulated memories of annual emotionMay be concentrated into a great joy – T.S. Eliot, “The… Continue Reading “Wishing you a Christmas of Wonder”

Advent Waiting for the Uninvited

Into this world, this demented innin which there is absolutely no room for him at all,Christ comes uninvited. – Thomas Merton At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for the Uninvited”