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The Imprint of the Eternal Pleasure

Like the lark that soars in the air, first singing, then silent, content with the last sweetness that satiates it, such seemed to me that image, the imprint of the Eternal Pleasure.– Dante Alighieri, Canto XX, lines 73–77 (tr. Sinclair). This month, on November… Continue Reading “The Imprint of the Eternal Pleasure”

Awakening to Oneness – God Is Unity

At the heart of every being lies creation’s dream of a principle that will one day give organic form to its fragmented treasures. God is unity. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic:… Continue Reading “Awakening to Oneness – God Is Unity”

To Give of One’s Self

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give  a large part of one’s self to others. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of… Continue Reading “To Give of One’s Self”

Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr. This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment”

The Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have. – Pema Chodron This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.… Continue Reading “The Present Moment”

We Cannot Survive Singularly

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. – Paula Gunn Allen

You Are Held

A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you. – Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday of Hope – Waiting Patienty

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

Welcome the Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we have. – Pema Chodron

Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry

During these days of physical distancing we’ve had glimpses of our interconnectedness – of our interdependence – of the need for all of us to support the common good of, not only the human family, but of all of our Earth family. So I… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry”