Category: God’s Presence

The Sparks of God’s Brilliance

All living beings are, so to speak, sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance. These sparks mere from God like rays of the sun.” – Hildegard of Bingen Join us at Santa Sabina Center for a Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Your Archive of… Continue Reading “The Sparks of God’s Brilliance”

The Book of Creation

“It is important to return to the book of creation as the book of God because creation expresses God. Creation is not a backdrop for human drama but the disclosure of God’s identity.” Ilia Delio To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “The Book of Creation”

Landscape as Theophany

“To experience the landscape as a theophany is to take seriously the way the divine can be revealed through nature and through created things. It means we can join with all of the elements and creatures in singing God’s praise.” Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul’s… Continue Reading “Landscape as Theophany”

On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?

“God is not too hard to believe in. God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness. The love of God is to me absolutely overwhelming.” Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, 8/27/04 To learn about and/or… Continue Reading “On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?”

Finding God

“I know plenty of people who find God most reliably in books, in buildings, and even in other people. I have found God in all of these places too, but the most reliable meeting place for me has always been creation. Since I first… Continue Reading “Finding God”

The Isness of Creation

“Creation is giving of Isness from God. God is nowhere as much she is in the soul. . .  Be yourself. And if what the means is unclear to you, look around at the things of Earth. Study the stone which always does what it… Continue Reading “The Isness of Creation”

Beholding the Art with which It has been Made

I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that wherever you go, the least plant may bring you the clear remembrance of the Creator. A single plant, a blade of grass or one speck of dust is sufficient to occupy all your… Continue Reading “Beholding the Art with which It has been Made”

Paying Attention

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.”– Black Elk Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or register for our online… Continue Reading “Paying Attention”

Magnificence of Lilacs

“What we can say with some certainty is that nature is creative. And the forms of creativity that pervade nature are neither haphazard nor determined, but rather, profoundly exploratory, capable of bringing forth such a display of magnificence that it endlessly evokes our wonder.”… Continue Reading “Magnificence of Lilacs”

Wonder Does Wonders!

“Years wrinkle the skin – but to give up WONDER wrinkles the soul.” – Reginald Stewart To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: