Category: Advent

Advent Waiting while We Weep

No wonder the prophet weeps yet –We begin again but not innocent…And we feebly watch for you and wait.Teach us how to weep while we wait.and how to hope while we weep,and how to care while we hope. – Walter Brueggemann, “Teach Us How… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting while We Weep”

Advent Waiting in Darkness

On the Feast of St. Lucy After the kingfisher’s wingHas answered light to light, And is silent,The light is stillAt the still point of the turning world.― T.S. Eliot, from “Burnt Norton” A Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Darkness”

Advent Waiting with Our Lady of Guadalupe

Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting with Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Advent Waiting without Anxiety

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity― 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

Advent Waiting for What We Will Never See

Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never see them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. This is the secret discipline. It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away in… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for What We Will Never See”

Advent Waiting for This Moment

Advent Waiting for This Moment Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.  – Paulo Coelho 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 This Moment”

Advent Waiting while Listening

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.  – Fran Lebowitz 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 while Listening”

Advent Waiting for What is Waiting

The best things in life are often sitting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.  – Karen Salmansohn 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 What is Waiting”

Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration

Today we celebrate the 170th Anniversary of our congregation’s founding. Mother Mary Goemaere, OP, began, in San Francisco on December 6, 1850, the community of Dominican sisters who were to become The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. We are most grateful! Love equally all kinds… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration”

Advent Waiting in Uncertainty

Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. – Elizabeth Elliot On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Uncertainty”