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Heading toward the Sea

My course is set for an uncharted sea.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante. To… Continue Reading “Heading toward the Sea”

THe Color of Autumn

With the color that paints the morning and evening clouds that face the sun I saw then the whole heaven suffused.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,”… Continue Reading “THe Color of Autumn”

Shaping One’s Attention

Salvation must grow out of understanding, total understanding can follow only from total experience, and experience must be won by the laborious discipline of shaping one’s absolute attention.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the… Continue Reading “Shaping One’s Attention”

Seeing

The whole life lies in the verb seeing. – 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… Continue Reading “Seeing”

We Can Never Be Vast Enough

Let us never give the impression that we are afraid of something which may renew and enlarge our ideas of man and the universe. The world will never be vast enough, nor will humanity ever be strong enough to be worthy of God who… Continue Reading “We Can Never Be Vast Enough”

Creation Continues

The earth’s crust has not yet stopped heaving and plunging under our feet. Mountain ranges are still being thrust up on the horizon. Granites are still growing under the continental masses. Nor has the organic world ceased to produce new buds at the times… Continue Reading “Creation Continues”

Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine

The great breakthrough in our current theological awareness, as a result of new scientific discoveries about our expanding universe, is that the Divine is found not only in the bliss of timeless, changeless, eternal being, but also in the ecstatic urgency of evolutionary becoming.… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine”

Wednesday of Hope – Hope, a Revolutionary Practice

I heard a preacher say that hope is a revolutionary practice . . . hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope, a Revolutionary Practice”

Our Companions

There is a trough in waves, A low spot Where horizon disappears And only sky And water Are our company. – Judy Brown, From the poem “Trough” – book The Sea Accepts All Rivers

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