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This Is the Best Season of Your Life

“Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.”– Wumen Huikai, The Best Season Santa Sabina Center will offer an… Continue Reading “This Is the Best Season of Your Life”

Everything Is Interconnected

“It cannot be emphasized enough how everything is interconnected.” Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, (138) 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,… Continue Reading “Everything Is Interconnected”

Behold the Grass

Behold the grass, the flowerets, and the shrubsWhich of itself alone this land produces. – Dante Alighieri, Canto XXVII, lines 134–135 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with… Continue Reading “Behold the Grass”

We Are Filled with Joy!

Today is the 5th Sunday of Lent. Like last week, our Responsorial Psalm gives us a phrase that we can hold with us throughout the week. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.  – from Psalm 126

Gratefulness is the Key

In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door. – David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer