Category: Advent

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”

Advent Waiting with Gratitude

Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.     – Sarah Ban Breathnach At Santa… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting with Gratitude”

Advent Waiting for All that Is Waiting for You

Excerpt from “Everything is Waiting for You” by David Whyte   Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for All that Is Waiting for You”

Advent Waiting in the Broken World

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.All things break. And all things can be mendedNot with time, as they say, but with intention,So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. – L.R.… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in the Broken World”

Advent Waiting without Fear

Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay. – Maya Angelou 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 offerings, please… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting without Fear”

Advent Waiting in Faith, Love, and Hope

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hopeFor hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without loveFor love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faithBut the faith and the love and the hope are all… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Faith, Love, and Hope”

Advent Waiting at the Threshold

The earth is full of thresholds where beauty awaits the wonder of our gaze. – John O’Donohue 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 “Advent Waiting at the Threshold”

Advent Waiting in Hope

And all shall be well andAll manner of thing shall be wellWhen the tongues of flames are in-foldedInto the crowned knot of fireAnd the fire and the rose are one. T.S. Eliot, The Little Gidding Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Hope”