Tag: farm

Hello Sun in my Face!

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields … Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Hello Sun in my Face!”

The Importance of a Blade of Grass

A leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. – Walt Whitman To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

True Silence

“Being silent for me doesn’t require being in a quiet place, and it doesn’t mean not saying words. It means, “receiving in a balanced, noncombative way what is happening.” – Sylvia Boorstein To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “True Silence”

All Is Sacrament – Let Us Bow

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land… Continue Reading “All Is Sacrament – Let Us Bow”

Do Not Be Small Minded

Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart. – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Great Swanby by Lex Hixon

The Soil Connects Us

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community,… Continue Reading “The Soil Connects Us”

The Most Practical Virtue

As we face the grand ecological crisis of our time, our most important renewable resource is hope. We simply must put it on with our shoes each morning. – Barbara Kingsolver

Today is the First Sunday of Advent

Our Advent Journey begins with the Gospel reading from Mark 13:33-37 Jesus said to his disciples:”Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, … Continue Reading “Today is the First Sunday of Advent”

What Is True?

Advent By Daniel Berrigan It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss — This is true: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son,that whoever believes in him, shall not perish,… Continue Reading “What Is True?”

The Attracting Power of Gratitude

Feeling grateful towards someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. – Christiane Northrup