Category: Gratefulness

Transformative Power of Gratitude

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful… Continue Reading “Transformative Power of Gratitude”

Where Gratitude Blooms

Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls. – Pope Francis To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to:

Defining Miracles

A miracle is not defined by an event. A miracle is defined by gratitude. – Kate Baestrup To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to:

Joanna Macy on Gratitude

“In times of turmoil and danger, gratitude helps to steady and ground us.  It brings us into presence, and our full presence is perhaps the best offering we can make to our world.” – Joanna Macy To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and… Continue Reading “Joanna Macy on Gratitude”

Gratitude for What Is Given

The waves and the wind have a kinship in that cove I’ve not seen anywhere else. There’s a place out on the water I call Salt Taste, because of how the wind whips and water spits around the rocks. The wind spins past the… Continue Reading “Gratitude for What Is Given”

Gifts of a Grateful Soul

A lack of a daily tonic of gratitude results in an anemic soul, which, in turn, contributes to a physical sense of listlessness. A grateful soul, on the other hand, is vibrant and animated and so permeates your body with zest and with an… Continue Reading “Gifts of a Grateful Soul”

Light – Dappled with Shadow

We thank Thee for our little light, that is dappled with shadow. – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S.… Continue Reading “Light – Dappled with Shadow”

We Thank Thee for Light

We thank Thee for the lights that we have kindled,The light of altar and of sanctuary;Small lights of those who meditate at midnightAnd lights directed through the coloured pans of windowsAnd light reflected from the polished stone,The gilded carven wood, the coloured fresco.|Our gaze… Continue Reading “We Thank Thee for Light”

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Awakening to the Sun

O Great Spirit, I awake to another sun, grateful for gifts bestowed, granted one by one. – Twylah Nitsch