Tag: field

Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life

“In our estrangement from nature we have severed our sense of the community of life and lost touch with the experience of other animals. …understanding the human animal becomes easier in context, seeing our human thread woven into the living web among the strands… Continue Reading “Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life”

Earth’s Sacred Bond

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer… Continue Reading “Earth’s Sacred Bond”

The Spiritual Journey

The spiritual journey is one of continually falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off, looking sheepishly at God. and taking another step. Aurobindo We are excited to offer a virtual retreat – a virtual pilgrimage – with Fr. Michael Fish, OSB Cam,… Continue Reading “The Spiritual Journey”

Wisdom of Catherine of Siena

Today, on this feast of Catherine of Siena, we listen to some of her wise words. “The sun hears the fields talking about effort and the sun smiles, and whispers to me, “Why don’t the fields just rest, for I am willing to do… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Catherine of Siena”

On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?

“God is not too hard to believe in. God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness. The love of God is to me absolutely overwhelming.” Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, 8/27/04 To learn about and/or… Continue Reading “On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?”

The Nature of the Moon

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences.” Deng Ming-Dao To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “The Nature of the Moon”

Harvest of Delight

The smallest surprise, received gratefully, yields a harvest of delight. – David Steindl-Rast To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

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!”

We Turn to Earth

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.” Rachel Carson Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder,… Continue Reading “We Turn to Earth”

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