Recognizing Each and Everyone

By its seed each herb is recognized.
– Dante Alighieri, Canto XVI, line 114 (tr. Longfellow)

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 month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreats, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Put Back All Sorrow

Put back all sorrow from your mind; and never forget that I am always by you should it occur again, as we walk on, that we find ourselves where others of this crew fall to such petty wrangling and upbraiding. The wish to hear such baseness is degrading.
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Sutro Baths

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 month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreats, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Shaping One’s Attention

Salvation must grow out of understanding, total understanding can follow only from total experience, and experience must be won by the laborious discipline of shaping one’s absolute attention.
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Coit Tower

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 month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreats, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Great Sea of Being

Thus every nature moves across the tide
of the great sea of being to its own port,
each with its given instinct as its guide.

― Dante Alighieri, Paradiso

San Francisco Bay

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,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, 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 12th, 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 month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

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

Maple leaves in Maine

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,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Our Journey Demands It

Let us go, for the length of our journey demands it.
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Acadia National Park

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,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Love that Moves the Stars

God is the love that moves the sun and stars.
– Dante Alighieri, Canto XXVII, lines 28–30 (tr. Sinclair). 

Sunset from Cadillac Mountain

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,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

God’s Will Is Our Peace

And [God’s] will is our peace; this is the sea
To which is moving onward whatsoever
It doth create, and all that nature makes.

– Dante Alighieri, Canto III, lines 85–87 (tr. Longfellow).

Bailey Island, Maine

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,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

We Came to See

We climbed, he first and I behind, until though a small round opening ahead of us, I saw the lovely things the heavens hold, and we came out to see once more the stars.
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

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,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante.

To learn more about our retreat and/or register, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page