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Advent Waiting in Hope

And all shall be well andAll manner of thing shall be wellWhen the tongues of flames are in-foldedInto the crowned knot of fireAnd the fire and the rose are one. T.S. Eliot, The Little Gidding Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Hope”

Advent Waiting for This Moment

Advent Waiting for This Moment Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.  – Paulo Coelho At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for This Moment”

The Awakening Power of Beauty

Beauty awakens the soul to act.– 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 Awakening Power of Beauty”

Awakening to Oneness – Love is what Unites

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world. . . Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring… Continue Reading “Awakening to Oneness – Love is what Unites”

The Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have. – Pema Chodron This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.… Continue Reading “The Present Moment”

The Courage to Bloom

The flower is always the bud’s undoing. Let go then. Step into the river lean into the wind let the strength of the earth rise through you. Watch your fingertips burst into bloom. – Pavithra K. Mehta

Wednesday of Hope – Let Everything Happen to You

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Don’t Miss What Is Right Before You

For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door. – Rabindranath Tagore

The Paradox of Strength and Fragility

Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity. – Simone Weil

Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth

The deep truth about matter, which neither Descartes nor Newton realized, is that, over the course of four billion years, molten rocks transformed themselves into monarch butterflies, blue herons, and the exalted music of Mozart. Ignorant of this stupendous process, we fell into the… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth”