Tag: bird

Let Us Nourish the Sacred Tree

“It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.” – Black Elk Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To… Continue Reading “Let Us Nourish the Sacred Tree”

Creation Singing

“All creation is a song of praise to God.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and… Continue Reading “Creation Singing”

Renewal by Quail and Plover

The cry of quail and the whirling ploverAnd the blind eye creates The empty forms between the ivory gatesAnd 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… Continue Reading “Renewal by Quail and Plover”

Advent Waiting in Darkness

On the Feast of St. Lucy After the kingfisher’s wingHas answered light to light, And is silent,The light is stillAt the still point of the turning world.― T.S. Eliot, from “Burnt Norton” A Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Darkness”

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”

Radical Uncertainty

It’s walking the razor’s edge of the sacred moment where you don’t know, you can’t count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we… Continue Reading “Radical Uncertainty”

Wednesday of Hope – Waiting Patienty

Waiting patiently in hope and expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life. – Simone Weil  

Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday of Hope – Don’t Be Afraid

This is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. – Frederick Buechner