Category: Spirituality

Every Place a Holy Place

The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus. – Teilhard… Continue Reading “Every Place a Holy Place”

We Can Never Be Vast Enough

Let us never give the impression that we are afraid of something which may renew and enlarge our ideas of man and the universe. The world will never be vast enough, nor will humanity ever be strong enough to be worthy of God who… Continue Reading “We Can Never Be Vast Enough”

Longing for a Larger Vision

There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others that have a larger vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendships between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality almost impossible to describe. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on… Continue Reading “Longing for a Larger Vision”

Primal Discovery

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on… Continue Reading “Primal Discovery”

Awakening to the Oneness of the Universe

The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth… Continue Reading “Awakening to the Oneness of the Universe”

To Give of One’s Self

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give  a large part of one’s self to others. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of… Continue Reading “To Give of One’s Self”

Wednesday of Hope – Trusting in the Slow Work of God

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Trusting in the Slow Work of God”

Love Alone

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s… Continue Reading “Love Alone”

Collaborators in Creation

We are collaborators in creation. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Teilhard… Continue Reading “Collaborators in Creation”

Love – a Sacred Reserve

Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. – Teilhard de Chardin   This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth… Continue Reading “Love – a Sacred Reserve”