Tag: desert

You Are the Mirror

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. – Kahlil Gibran To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Wisdom of Pope Benedict

“The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast.”  – Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, quoting Pope Benedict (217) April 17, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sister Pat Farrell, OP: “Laudato Sí and Beyond.”… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Pope Benedict”

The Way of Heart

“There is a road that runs straight through your heart. Walk on it.” – Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Wednesday of Hope – Waiting without Hope

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope…..wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought. So the darkness shall be the light and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Elliot

Wednesday of Hope – Let’s Dance

We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty…We did not ask for this room or… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Let’s Dance”

Ash Wednesday

In today’s first reading from Joel we are asked, Even now, says our God, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. There are many more ways to fast that could actually be more meaningful that limiting our consumption of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday”

A Thought to Remember in the Dry Passes of Our Lives

Dryness promotes the formation of flower buds…flowering is, after all, not an aesthetic contribution, but a survival mechanism. – Ann Haymond Zwinger, The Mysterious Lands

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

What an auspicious theme as we begin the Season of Advent: Reflection! And what better place to reflect than in the desert? The photo above was taken while I was driving with another sister from Minnesota to California. It is from the part of… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection”

God Leads Us in Love into the Desert

Today’s first reading is from Hosea – a favorite reading of mine from chapter 2. Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,… Continue Reading “God Leads Us in Love into the Desert”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 4

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Philippians 4:12-13: I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. We… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 4”