Tag: canada goose

What Is a Bird?

“A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these.” – Marjorie Allen Seiffert Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To… Continue Reading “What Is a Bird?”

Not One of Them Is Forgotten

We read in the Gospel that Jesus says of the birds of the air that “not one of them is forgotten before God” (Lk 12:6). How then can we possibly mistreat them or cause them harm? I ask all Christians to recognize and live… Continue Reading “Not One of Them Is Forgotten”

True Silence

“Being silent for me doesn’t require being in a quiet place, and it doesn’t mean not saying words. It means, “receiving in a balanced, noncombative way what is happening.” – Sylvia Boorstein To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “True Silence”

What Is My Relation to Nature?

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Christmas Eve – Receiving God

  It is good for a person to receive God Into himself or herself And I call this receptivity the work of a virgin. But it is better When God becomes fruitful within a person. For becoming fruitful as a result of a gift… Continue Reading “Christmas Eve – Receiving God”

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Two

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Two”

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. – Rachel Carson Most of us are aware of Earth Day, April 22nd. (Just think Earth supplies feeds… Continue Reading “A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One”

The Gift of Breath

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace. – Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude