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Collaborators in Creation

We are collaborators in creation. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Teilhard… Continue Reading “Collaborators in Creation”

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Amidst Fear and Loss

When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers’ keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear, and loss. – Rebecca Solnit

Wednesday of Hope – Unfailing Love

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. – Nipun Mehta

Merry Christmas – 2019

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things. – Hans Christian Andersen

The Now

At any moment the fully present mind can shatter time and burst into Now. – David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months. Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts, but don’t make up the whole batch at once. Prepare it… Continue Reading “Recipe for a Happy New Year”

The Poet Speaks Again

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the book of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good… Continue Reading “The Poet Speaks Again”

Love, the Key to Hope

Today’s Gospel story, on this 5th Sunday of Lent, is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We are reminded, then, to hope when our situation looks bleakest. True love is embodied in expectancy, an eagerness to love God now as a preparation for… Continue Reading “Love, the Key to Hope”