Tag: flowers

Listening to the Divine through the Natural World

[T]he divine communicates to us primarily through the language of the natural world. Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine. – Thomas Berry, The Sacred Universe (2009)  To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “Listening to the Divine through the Natural World”

Gardens Say “I Love You”

A garden is a way that the land says, “I love you.”…Gardens are simultaneously a material and a spiritual undertaking. Robin Wall Kimmerer To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

The Privilege of Being Alive Now

“Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of… Continue Reading “The Privilege of Being Alive Now”

Nothing Exists Alone

“In nature nothing exists alone.” – Rachel Carlson 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 online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Nothing Exists Alone”

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”

Beauty Is Enough

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” Toni Morrison To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Gardens As Teachers

“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?” Wendell Berry To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Broken and Blooming

“We’re all broken but blooming. The lilacs are another brilliant mirror of who we can grow to be, and already are.” Eric Alan To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Dark Clouds Are Not What You Think

“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” Rabindranath Tagore To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

The Flow of Time

“Time Like a petal in the wind Flows softly by As old lives are taken New ones beginA continual chain Which lasts throughout eternity Every life but a minute in time But each of equal importance .” Cindy Cheney To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “The Flow of Time”