Category: God’s Presence

Are We Ever Far from God?

“God is closer to us than water is to a fish.” – Catherine of Siena From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To learn more and/or register for our online… Continue Reading “Are We Ever Far from God?”

The Spirit is the Breeze that Nourishes Us

“I am the breeze that nourishes all things green. I encourage blossoms to flourish with ripening fruits … I am yearning for good.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our… Continue Reading “The Spirit is the Breeze that Nourishes Us”

We Are Sparks of God’s Light

“All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God lie the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?” – Hildegard of Bingen From… Continue Reading “We Are Sparks of God’s Light”

The Spirit Breathes through All Creation – Including Us

“The soul is a breath of living spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the air makes the earth fruitful. Thus, the air is the soul of the earth, moistening it, greening it.”… Continue Reading “The Spirit Breathes through All Creation – Including Us”

Let Us See the Divine in Every Creature!

“Every creature is a glistening, glittering mirror of divinity.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and… Continue Reading “Let Us See the Divine in Every Creature!”

Wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen

It is easierto gaze into the sun,than into the face of the mystery of God.Such is its beauty and its radiance. God Says:I am the supreme fire:not deadly, but rather,enkindling every spark of life. All germinating power. – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14,… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen”

Are We Ever Out of Communion with God?

“The place you are right now, God circled on a map for you.”– Hafiz To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Imprint of the Eternal Pleasure

Like the lark that soars in the air, first singing, then silent, content with the last sweetness that satiates it, such seemed to me that image, the imprint of the Eternal Pleasure.– Dante Alighieri, Canto XX, lines 73–77 (tr. Sinclair). This month, on November… Continue Reading “The Imprint of the Eternal Pleasure”

All Creation has an Order

All things created have an order in themselves, and this begets the form that lets the universe resemble God.― Dante Alighieri, Paradiso This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,”… Continue Reading “All Creation has an Order”

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”