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Diversity Is Nature’s Way

“Uniformity is not nature’s way; diversity is nature’s way.” – Vandana Shiva Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “Diversity Is Nature’s Way”

What Beauty Opens Us To

“When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.” – Elaine Scarry Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “What Beauty Opens Us To”

Easter Resurrection Within

“Our task is to take this earth so deeply and wholly into ourselves that it will resurrect within our being.” Rainer Maria Rilke To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Consider the Lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, my friend — their beauty as well as their impermanence. Their lack of competition. Their stunning diversity. Let’s imagine a world with fewer thrones, more fields.” Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, Thy Queendom Come To learn about and/or register for… Continue Reading “Consider the Lilies”

Listen to Trees

“To listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, is to learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty.” David George Haskell To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

The Way of the Wise

“As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world.” – The Buddha To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Life Is a Garden

“life is a garden, not a roadwe enter and exit through the same gatewandering, where we go matters less than what we notice” – Bokonon To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Wow and Awe

“The words, “wow” and “awe” are the same height and width, all w’s and short vowels. They could dance together. Even when, maybe especially when, we don’t cooperate, this energy – the breath, the glory, the goodness of God – is given.” –  Anne Lamott, Help,… Continue Reading “Wow and Awe”

The Calmness of Life

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. – Ralph H. Blum To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

What a Wonderful Life!

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “What a Wonderful Life!”