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Thinking of the Bloom

“Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom.” – E. B. White Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

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”

Everything Is Contingent

“This world with all its beauty and all its vibrancy is just so because it is not fixed, because everything is contingent.” – Lama Willa B. Miller Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or… Continue Reading “Everything Is Contingent”

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”

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”

We Are Sparks of God’s Light

“All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God lie the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?” – Hildegard of Bingen From… Continue Reading “We Are Sparks of God’s Light”

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”