Centering

The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on Earth.

– Rumi 

Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sisters Pat Farrell, OP, and Margaret Galiardi, OP: “Body of Buddha, Body of Christ: A Christian Zen Retreat Exploring Deep Ecology.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Let Us See the Weeds

Weeds are transparently close to us. Yet we don’t see them. There is something about that, their being right in front of us and our not seeing them, that made me think this really needed to be looked at.

– Doug Burgess

Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sisters Pat Farrell, OP, and Margaret Galiardi, OP: “Body of Buddha, Body of Christ: A Christian Zen Retreat Exploring Deep Ecology.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

It is Time to Foster Renewal

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. 

– Wendell Berry

Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sisters Pat Farrell, OP, and Margaret Galiardi, OP: “Body of Buddha, Body of Christ: A Christian Zen Retreat Exploring Deep Ecology.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Beauty in the Ordinary

Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.

– Thomas Merton

To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Celebrating the Feast of Catherine of Siena – First Vespers

First Vespers are the Psalms that are recited in the evening before a feast. Tomorrow, April 29th is the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena. And April 28th just happens to be the anniversary of the day I made vows as a Dominican Sister of San Rafael . . . so this year I celebrate my 25th Jubilee. We (11 jubilations) celebrate Jubilee together as a community on July 24, 2021!

“All the way to heaven is heaven.”

– Catherine of Siena

To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Letting Go into Surprise

Don’t plan it all. Let life surprise you a little.

– Julia Alvarez

To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Importance of a Blade of Grass

A leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

– Walt Whitman

To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

What Is Our Legacy?

What will future generations say of us, who leave them a degraded planet as our legacy? How will we face our Lord and Creator?

– Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

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To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Chocolate on Earth

Save the earth. It’s the only planet that has chocolate.

– Bumper sticker

To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

We Need Conversion

To achieve such reconciliation, we must examine our lives and acknowledge the ways in which we have harmed God’s creation through or actions and our failure to act. We need to experience a conversion, or change of heart. 

– Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, quoting the Australian bishops (218) 

April 17, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sister Pat Farrell, OP: “Laudato Sí and Beyond.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.