Spirit of Fountain and Garden

Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
Even among these rocks
Our peace in His will

– T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” 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. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-pag

Renewal by Quail and Plover

The cry of quail and the whirling plover
And the blind eye creates 
The empty forms between the ivory gates
And smell renews the salt savour of the sandy earth

– T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” 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. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-pag

Redeem the Time

But the fountain sprang up and the bird sang down
Redeem the time, redeem the dream
The token of the word unheard, unspoken.

– T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” 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. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Single Rose

The single Rose
Is now the Garden
Where all loves end

– T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” 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. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

It Is Always Worth While

Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor – 
And this, and so much more? – 
It is impossible to say just what I mean!

– T.S. Eliot, 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. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Hope Calls for Action

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.

– Rebecca Solnit

Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register forour online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

On New Year’s Eve, Wishing You a Fresh Beginning

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

– T.S. Eliot 

Wishing you New BEE-ginnings!

Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Christmas – Celebrating with Hopeful Eyes

Hopeful Eyes 
Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child, with a passion for the possible. That way of looking is creative. It creates the space in which perfection can unfold. More than that, the eyes of hope look through all imperfections to the heart of all things and find it perfect. The eyes of hope are grateful eyes. Before our eyes learned to look gratefully at the world, we expected to find beauty in good looking things. But grateful eyes expect the surprise of finding beauty in all things.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness the Heart of Prayer

At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Christmas – Celebrating a Vision of Hope

Look to this day for it is life the very life of life.   In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence the joy of growth the splendor of action the glory of power.   For yesterday is but a memory And tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.   Look well, therefore, to this day….

– Ancient Sanskrit poem

At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Christmas – Celebrating Belong to One Another

To really belong to one another and to depend on one another — to really share a common destiny — is difficult for a community that wants to be diverse. It is also the community’s only hope of survival.   

– Gordon Cosby

At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page