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Take Time to Say Thanks

“If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for.” – Terry Lynn Taylor To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-pageDuring the month of… Continue Reading “Take Time to Say Thanks”

The Blessing Found in a Curse

What is the sharpest fact in your life right now? Take a moment to consider your most haunting terror, your most persistent aggravation or relentless criticism of yourself, or a deep shame you have taken upon yourself. Feel it in your body. That terror,… Continue Reading “The Blessing Found in a Curse”

Salvation Happens

Salvation happens every time someone with a key uses it to open a door he could lock instead. – Barbara Brown Taylor

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is with You

Hope Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate. You cannot enter.… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is with You”

A Lesson on Forgiveness from Nelson Mandela

– Nelson Mandela

What Kinds of Annuniciations Have You Experienced?

This is an excerpt from the poem “Annunciation” by Denise Levertov. I read this poem last advent when on a wonderful Advent Retreat with Michael Fish, OSB Cam, at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, CA. The poem can be found on the Education… Continue Reading “What Kinds of Annuniciations Have You Experienced?”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

  The crowded bus, the long queue, the railway platform, the traffic jam, the neighbor’s television sets, the heavy-footed people on the floor above you, the person who still keeps getting the wrong number on your phone. These are the real conditions of your… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape”