Tag: advent

Advent Waiting for This Moment

Advent Waiting for This Moment Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.  – Paulo Coelho 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 This Moment”

Advent Waiting for What is Waiting

The best things in life are often sitting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.  – Karen Salmansohn 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 What is Waiting”

Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration

Today we celebrate the 170th Anniversary of our congregation’s founding. Mother Mary Goemaere, OP, began, in San Francisco on December 6, 1850, the community of Dominican sisters who were to become The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. We are most grateful! Love equally all kinds… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration”

Advent Waiting in Uncertainty

Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. – Elizabeth Elliot On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Uncertainty”

Advent Waiting to Learn Patience

Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – JOYCE MEYER On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It is entitled, “The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture.”  To… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Learn Patience”

Advent Waiting to Revel in Mystery

It is now, at Advent, that I am given the chance to suspend all expectation…and instead to revel in the mystery. – Jerusalem Jackson Greer, A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Revel in Mystery”

Advent Waiting to Console and REassure

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Console and REassure”

Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength

When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength. – Paul Brunton, Meditations for People in Crisis On December 5th,… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength”

The Grateful Heart

As the colder and darker days of Advent arrive, let us enter them with joy and anticipation. There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. – Celia Laighton Thaxter

O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God -source of translation unknown