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We Are the Universe

“We are the universe pretending to be individuals.” – Deepak Chopra Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online… Continue Reading “We Are the Universe”

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?”

What Beauty Opens Us To

“When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.” – Elaine Scarry Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “What Beauty Opens Us To”

Consider the Lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, my friend — their beauty as well as their impermanence. Their lack of competition. Their stunning diversity. Let’s imagine a world with fewer thrones, more fields.” Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, Thy Queendom Come To learn about and/or register for… Continue Reading “Consider the Lilies”

Beauty Is Enough

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” Toni Morrison To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Listen to Trees

“To listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, is to learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty.” David George Haskell To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

There Is Enough Beauty

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “There Is Enough Beauty”

The Calmness of Life

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. – Ralph H. Blum To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

What a Wonderful Life!

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “What a Wonderful Life!”

The Gift of Uncertainty

“To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “The Gift of Uncertainty”