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Light in the Beyond

A light there is in the beyond which makes the Creator visible to the creature, who only in beholding Him finds peace.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy   This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark… Continue Reading “Light in the Beyond”

Be a Solid Tower

Be like a solid tower whose brave height remains unmoved by all the winds that blow; the man who lets his thoughts be turned aside by one thing or another, will lose sight of his true goal, his mind sapped of its strength. – Dante… Continue Reading “Be a Solid Tower”

Entry or Exit?

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. – Tom Stoppard

The Feast of the Holy Family

From today’s second reading, Colossians 3: Let the message of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God;… Continue Reading “The Feast of the Holy Family”

O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God -source of translation unknown

O Rex Gentium – O King of Nations

O King of the Nations and Desire of the all, you are the Cornerstone who makes both one. O come and save the creatures whom you fashioned out of clay. – source of translation unknown

How to Open Doors

If you dedicate yourself to service, the doors will open. – Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom

Letting the Light Shine Through

People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The Well is Deep

There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there too. But more often stones and grit block the well, and God is buried beneath. Then God must be dug out again. – Etty Hillesum, from The… Continue Reading “The Well is Deep”

On the Feast of Saint Catherine

To the true servant of God every place is the right place and every time is the right time. – St. Catherine of Siena