“Our task is to take this earth so deeply and wholly into ourselves that it will resurrect within our being.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Join us at Santa Sabina Center for a Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Your Archive of the Unspoken,” from April… Continue Reading “Our Easter Task”
Untouchable Beauty You flowers and trees, you hills and streams, you fields, flocks, and wild birds, you books, you poems, and you people, I am utterly alone in the midst of you. I am solitary and helpless, surrounded by a beauty that can never… Continue Reading “For Ash Wednesday”
We must not seek the Child Jesus in the pretty figures of our Christmas cribs. We must seek him among the undernourished children who have gone to bed tonight with nothing to eat, among the poor newsboys who will sleep covered with newspapers in… Continue Reading “Have a Blest Christmas”
“Our task is to take this earth so deeply and wholly into ourselves that it will resurrect within our being.” Rainer Maria Rilke To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“Pain is the plow that tears up our hearts to make us open to truth. If it were not for suffering, we would never recognize our guilt, our godlessness, and the crying injustice of the human condition.” Eberhard Arnold To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “Good Friday Thoughts”
“In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don’t care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. It is the action of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive”
“Between the dark sky and the dark earth we hang a light in a dark tree and sing of our wonder together.” Pir Elias Amidon To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“In the midst of gathering darkness, light becomes more evident.” Bonnie Bostrom To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
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”
“[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”