Category: Spirituality

Extraordinary Advent

“The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.” Frederick Buechner To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to:… Continue Reading “Extraordinary Advent”

Is Life Ever Ordinary?

“I no longer feel that life is ordinary. Everyday life is filled with mystery. The things we know are only a small part of the things we cannot know but can only glimpse. Yet even the smallest of glimpses can sustain us. Mystery seems… Continue Reading “Is Life Ever Ordinary?”

The Nature of the Moon

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences.” Deng Ming-Dao To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “The Nature of the Moon”

Gratitude Begets Happiness

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. – Dennis Waitley To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Nature Arousing Gratitude

My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me. – Oliver Sacks To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

ThanksLiving

ThanksGiving is good but ThanksLiving is better. – Matthew Henry To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

All Embracing Gratefulness

Our approach to gratefulness has to be big enough to embrace all the difficulties of the world. – David Steindl-Rast, spoken teaching on May 5, 2007 To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Gratitude for This Very Moment

Our glad hearts, accepting the miracle of this moment, this breath, this day, this life—that is the foundation of all sanity. – Terry Patten To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Multiplication of Gratitude

Recipients of our appreciation are apt to express their own gratitude to others, lengthening the unending, golden chain of connections-in-goodness that stretches across the world. – Mary Ford Grabowsky, The Way of Mary To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “Multiplication of Gratitude”

Flower of Gratitude

The flower of gratitude is like the nectar of the hive. – Anita Diamani To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.