Tag: earth

Wisdom of Thomas Berry

“The naïve assumption that the natural world is there to be possessed and used by humans for their advantage and in an unlimited manner cannot be accepted.” – Thomas Berry, The Great Work To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thomas Berry”

Why Earth is Round

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. – 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… Continue Reading “Why Earth is Round”

May We Have the Capacity to see the Whole

The fundamental evil that besets us is our incapacity to see the whole. I sometimes get vague and undefined longings to gather a small group of friends around me and  . . . Give the example of a life in which nothing would count… Continue Reading “May We Have the Capacity to see the Whole”

What We All Share

Earth is what we all have in common. – Wendell Berry

Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.

Animals are people, too. As are plants. And water. And soil. This is the fundamental insight at the heart of all eco-spiritual work. But to get that insight, we have to get with the big picture. To get that insight, we have to climb… Continue Reading “Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.”

Wednesday of Hope – A Glimmer on the Horizon

Sometimes we have to do the work, even though we don’t yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it’s actually going to be possible. – Angela Davis Los Angeles has drained so much water from Owens Valley. I spent 40 years in L.A.,… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – A Glimmer on the Horizon”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Truly, Earth is our family, and we need to help her to flourish as much as diligently as we prepare our children for the future. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb