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Recognizing Each and Everyone

By its seed each herb is recognized.– Dante Alighieri, Canto XVI, line 114 (tr. Longfellow) 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 quotes are from… Continue Reading “Recognizing Each and Everyone”

May We Have the Capacity to see the Whole

The fundamental evil that besets us is our incapacity to see the whole. I sometimes get vague and undefined longings to gather a small group of friends around me and  . . . Give the example of a life in which nothing would count… Continue Reading “May We Have the Capacity to see the Whole”

Wednesday of Hope – Dates or Milkweed?

  Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never see them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. This is the secret discipline. It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Dates or Milkweed?”

Wednesday of Hope – Giving Birth to Hope

“Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing absurdity.” ― Vaclav Havel