Tag: advent

Advent Waiting for the Uninvited

Into this world, this demented innin which there is absolutely no room for him at all,Christ comes uninvited. – Thomas Merton 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… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for the Uninvited”

Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination

The Journey of the Magi …At the end we preferred to travel all night,Sleeping in snatches,With the voices singing in our ears, sayingThat this was all folly. Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley…. ….And arriving at evening, not a moment… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination”

Advent Waiting while Looking Deeply

Look deeply into your life.Search out the hidden thingswithin your circumstances.The beauty is there.Comfort and forgiveness are available.Hope is always waitingfor you to find. – William Martin, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting while Looking Deeply”

Advent Waiting with Gratitude

Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.     – Sarah Ban Breathnach At Santa… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting with Gratitude”

Advent Waiting for All that Is Waiting for You

Excerpt from “Everything is Waiting for You” by David Whyte   Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for All that Is Waiting for You”

Advent Waiting without Fear

Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay. – Maya Angelou 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… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting without Fear”

Advent Waiting at the Threshold

The earth is full of thresholds where beauty awaits the wonder of our gaze. – John O’Donohue 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… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting at the Threshold”

Advent Waiting while We Weep

No wonder the prophet weeps yet –We begin again but not innocent…And we feebly watch for you and wait.Teach us how to weep while we wait.and how to hope while we weep,and how to care while we hope. – Walter Brueggemann, “Teach Us How… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting while We Weep”

Advent Waiting with Our Lady of Guadalupe

Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting with Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Advent Waiting without Anxiety

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity― T.S. Eliot 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