Nature is the art of God.– 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 learn more… Continue Reading “The Art of God”
A Spiritual Journey And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our… Continue Reading “A Spiritual Journey”
Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.… Continue Reading “Life Worth Living”
Will you ever understand how near God is to you? Lalla, fourteenth century C.E.
Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 42 reminds us of our longing for God. And since we are made in the image and likeness of God, it also tells us of God’s longing for us. My soul is thirsting for the living God. As the… Continue Reading “What Is God’s Desire . . . My Desire?”
I suppose there is something else to think about besides the newest additions to the community of the San Rafael Dominicans. So, you see, they are leaving for a while. But I’ll bet they’ll be back!
Yes. It’s the fawns that continue to be the object of my affection. We are besotted with them here. Our campus is a Wildlife Habitat, as can be seen in this picture. And we are vigilant now that there are babies, because sometimes neighbors… Continue Reading “Only Child”
Well, I may have been missing lately, but others have been busy. And our new fawns are growing and wandering about . . . with mother, of course. We have counted three, two of which are “twins”. This is one of the twins. We… Continue Reading “The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About”
Sometimes the best lessons are outside one’s window, at least this one was the other day. During Advent we celebrate Mary’s gift of mothering to the Christ Child, as well as toward us. These youngsters are also appreciative of their patient mother doe.