“Between the dark sky and the dark earth we hang a light in a dark tree and sing of our wonder together.” Pir Elias Amidon To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
The child wonders at the Christmas Tree:Let him continue in the spirit of wonder. . .. . . So that before the end, the eightieth Christmas(By “eightieth” meaning whichever is last)The accumulated memories of annual emotionMay be concentrated into a great joy – T.S. Eliot, “The… Continue Reading “Wishing you a Christmas of Wonder”
The Journey of the Magi …At the end we preferred to travel all night,Sleeping in snatches,With the voices singing in our ears, sayingThat this was all folly. Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley…. ….And arriving at evening, not a moment… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination”
A Christmas Wish And then all that has divided us will merge And then compassion will be wedded to power And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind And then both men and women will be gentle And then… Continue Reading “On the Third Day of Christmas”
Not Celebrate? Not celebrate?Your burden is too great to bear? Your loneliness is intensified during this Christmas season? Your tears have no end? Not celebrate? You should lead the celebration! You should run through the streets to ring the bells and sing the loudest!… Continue Reading “On the Second Day of Christmas”
The Christmas Star in the night sky, the shining of the Christmas light in the night – all this is the sign that light breaks into darkness. Though we see about us the darkness of unrest, of family discord, of class struggle, of competitive… Continue Reading “On the First Day of Christmas”
Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home and the great star sets, Jesus remains. The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for humanity becomes the Adult Redeemer who challenges us to… Continue Reading “On the Fifth Day of Christmas”