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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”

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Results

Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Results”

May I Be a Lamp

May I become an island for those seeking dry land A lamp for those needing light, A place of rest for those who desire one, And a servant for those needing service. – Shantideva

Quiet Moments are Special

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

No Strangers

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. – Kobayashi Issa

Wednesday of Hope – Possibilities

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Possibilities”

Hear the Snowflake in the Silence

May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation. – David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – What Stands Against Us?

Not one single atom opposes us. – Hongzhi Zhengue

Every Morning New

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. – Paul Brunton

Wednesday of Hope – Look for the Light

There is light in the darkness. You just have to find it. – bell hooks