Tag: hiking

Beginning the Ascent

This mountain is so formed that it is always wearisome when one begins the ascent, but becomes easier the higher one climbs.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine… Continue Reading “Beginning the Ascent”

Follow Your Own Path

Where the way is hardest, there go thou; Follow your own path and let people talk. – Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s… Continue Reading “Follow Your Own Path”

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

Wisdom from Nelson Mandela

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. – Nelson Mandela

What Is My Fishing Practice? Am I Faithful to My Spiritual Practice?

  This morning (the Feast of St. Andrew) during our morning prayer, Sister Millie reflected on the Gospel reading. She talked about those who fish, and how sensitive they become to the movement of the water – the movement of the fish – the… Continue Reading “What Is My Fishing Practice? Am I Faithful to My Spiritual Practice?”

Climbing the Summits – within – to Find God

In the summer of 2003, Sister Abby Newton and I went on a trek with a friend (that I just saw recently), Carolyn Mucelli. Because of timing and other issues, we never made it quite to the tippity-top of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak… Continue Reading “Climbing the Summits – within – to Find God”