Tag: hills

Landscape as Theophany

“To experience the landscape as a theophany is to take seriously the way the divine can be revealed through nature and through created things. It means we can join with all of the elements and creatures in singing God’s praise.” Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul’s… Continue Reading “Landscape as Theophany”

Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive

“In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don’t care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. It is the action of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive”

Truth

In the end, only the truth will survive. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the writings… Continue Reading “Truth”

Sensing the Rareness of Life

The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while. –… Continue Reading “Sensing the Rareness of Life”

For the Beauty of the Earth

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson

Wisdom from Nelson Mandela

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