Category: Beauty

What Beauty Opens Us To

“When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.” – Elaine Scarry Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “What Beauty Opens Us To”

Consider the Lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, my friend — their beauty as well as their impermanence. Their lack of competition. Their stunning diversity. Let’s imagine a world with fewer thrones, more fields.” Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, Thy Queendom Come To learn about and/or register for… Continue Reading “Consider the Lilies”

Beauty Is Enough

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” Toni Morrison To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Wow and Awe

“The words, “wow” and “awe” are the same height and width, all w’s and short vowels. They could dance together. Even when, maybe especially when, we don’t cooperate, this energy – the breath, the glory, the goodness of God – is given.” –  Anne Lamott, Help,… Continue Reading “Wow and Awe”

The Jewel Within

“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.” Elizabeth Gilbert To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

There Is Enough Beauty

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “There Is Enough Beauty”

You Are the Mirror

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. – Kahlil Gibran To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Miracle of Light and Dark

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. I guess you could say I have a pretty low threshold for miracles.” Walt Whitman To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Everyday Wonders

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” Rumi Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn… Continue Reading “Everyday Wonders”

Thresholds of Wonder

“The earth is full of thresholds where beauty awaits the wonder of our gaze.” John O’Donohue Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn more and/or register for… Continue Reading “Thresholds of Wonder”