Tag: gratitude

Transformative Power of Gratitude

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful… Continue Reading “Transformative Power of Gratitude”

Where Gratitude Blooms

Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls. – Pope Francis To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Defining Miracles

A miracle is not defined by an event. A miracle is defined by gratitude. – Kate Baestrup To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Joanna Macy on Gratitude

“In times of turmoil and danger, gratitude helps to steady and ground us.  It brings us into presence, and our full presence is perhaps the best offering we can make to our world.” – Joanna Macy To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and… Continue Reading “Joanna Macy on Gratitude”

Gratitude for What Is Given

The waves and the wind have a kinship in that cove I’ve not seen anywhere else. There’s a place out on the water I call Salt Taste, because of how the wind whips and water spits around the rocks. The wind spins past the… Continue Reading “Gratitude for What Is Given”

Gifts of a Grateful Soul

A lack of a daily tonic of gratitude results in an anemic soul, which, in turn, contributes to a physical sense of listlessness. A grateful soul, on the other hand, is vibrant and animated and so permeates your body with zest and with an… Continue Reading “Gifts of a Grateful Soul”

Light – Dappled with Shadow

We thank Thee for our little light, that is dappled with shadow. – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S.… Continue Reading “Light – Dappled with Shadow”

Advent Waiting with Gratitude

Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.     – Sarah Ban Breathnach At Santa… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting with Gratitude”

Advent Waiting to Console and REassure

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Console and REassure”

The Ground Has Always Been Shaky

Fear is a very timely topic now, because fear these days seems so palpable, so atmospheric. You can almost smell the fear around you. The polarization, fundamentalism, aggression, violence, and unkindness that are happening everywhere on the planet – these bring out our fear… Continue Reading “The Ground Has Always Been Shaky”