Category: Spirituality

The Pilgrimage of Heart

“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Way of Heart

“There is a road that runs straight through your heart. Walk on it.” – Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Whole World, a Garden

“Take time to gaze in wonder at Nature, the flight of a bird, a flower in bloom, the dry leaf crumbling to dust, the flow of a river, the rising of the moon, a silhouette of a mountain against the sky. And as you… Continue Reading “The Whole World, a Garden”

Mutual Responsibility

“If everything is connected to everything else, then everyone is ultimately responsible for everything. We can blame nothing on anyone else. The more we comprehend our mutual interdependence, the more we fathom the implications of our most trivial acts.” – Laurence Kushner, Invisible Lines… Continue Reading “Mutual Responsibility”

All Landscapes Are within Me

“Through me course wide rivers and in me rise tall mountains. And beyond the thickets of my agitation and confusion there stretch the wide plains of my peace and surrender. All landscapes are within me. And there is room for everything.” – Etty Hillesum… Continue Reading “All Landscapes Are within Me”

One with the Mountains

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” – John Muir To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Giving and Gathering

“The ocean is smart – the waves recede to gather energy for the next one.” – Carole Starkes To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Finding Silence

“There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.” – Meister Eckhart To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “Finding Silence”

True Silence

“Being silent for me doesn’t require being in a quiet place, and it doesn’t mean not saying words. It means, “receiving in a balanced, noncombative way what is happening.” – Sylvia Boorstein To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “True Silence”

All Is Sacrament – Let Us Bow

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land… Continue Reading “All Is Sacrament – Let Us Bow”