Tag: garden

What Is Practice?

“He who distinguishes between the garden and practice cannot be said to have found the Way.” Muso Kokushi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Fragility

Walk around feeling like a leaf. Know you could tumble any second.  Then decide what to do with your time. – John O’Donohue To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Beholding the Art with which It has been Made

I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that wherever you go, the least plant may bring you the clear remembrance of the Creator. A single plant, a blade of grass or one speck of dust is sufficient to occupy all your… Continue Reading “Beholding the Art with which It has been Made”

Plotting Resurrection

“[Writing of his wife Katharine, who was planning the planting of bulbs in her garden even though she knew she likely would not live to see the spring.] There was something comical yet touching in her bedraggled appearance…. The small hunched-over figure, her studied… Continue Reading “Plotting Resurrection”

Magnificence of Lilacs

“What we can say with some certainty is that nature is creative. And the forms of creativity that pervade nature are neither haphazard nor determined, but rather, profoundly exploratory, capable of bringing forth such a display of magnificence that it endlessly evokes our wonder.”… Continue Reading “Magnificence of Lilacs”

Transforming Love

“Love transforms one into what one loves.”– Catherine of Siena From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “Transforming Love”

The Spirit is the Breeze that Nourishes Us

“I am the breeze that nourishes all things green. I encourage blossoms to flourish with ripening fruits … I am yearning for good.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our… Continue Reading “The Spirit is the Breeze that Nourishes Us”

Spirit of Fountain and Garden

Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehoodTeach us to care and not to careTeach us to sit stillEven among these rocksOur peace in His will – T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” The Waste… Continue Reading “Spirit of Fountain and Garden”

Redeem the Time

But the fountain sprang up and the bird sang downRedeem the time, redeem the dreamThe token of the word unheard, unspoken. – T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online… Continue Reading “Redeem the Time”

Wednesday of Hope – Unfailing Love

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. – Nipun Mehta