Category: Feasts / Seasons

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: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

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”

Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination

The Journey of the Magi …At the end we preferred to travel all night,Sleeping in snatches,With the voices singing in our ears, sayingThat this was all folly. Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley…. ….And arriving at evening, not a moment… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination”

Advent Waiting while Looking Deeply

Look deeply into your life.Search out the hidden thingswithin your circumstances.The beauty is there.Comfort and forgiveness are available.Hope is always waitingfor you to find. – William Martin, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting while Looking Deeply”