Tag: joy

Simple Joy

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.


Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. – 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… Continue Reading “Joy”

Don’t Depend on What Happens

Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. – Br. David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Be Joyful!Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.

Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts. – Wendell Berry      

We Are Filled with Joy!

Today is the 5th Sunday of Lent. Like last week, our Responsorial Psalm gives us a phrase that we can hold with us throughout the week. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.  – from Psalm 126

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)

On the Fourth Day of Christmas Christmas is a celebration of Joy/Emmanuel/God with Us. Joy living among us. And so, as on all the days of Christmas, we celebrate the Coming of Joy into our lives. Henceforth humanity has the right to know that… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)”

Joy and Pain

Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous. – Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom

With Delight I Rejoice in God

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm is from the Psalm 13 With delight I rejoice in the Lord. Though I trusted in your mercy, let my heart rejoice in your salvation. With delight I rejoice in the Lord. Let me sing of the LORD, “God has been… Continue Reading “With Delight I Rejoice in God”

Gratitude and Wanting What We Have

Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances. – Timothy Miller, author of How to Want What You Have If we could remember this, and put it into practice,… Continue Reading “Gratitude and Wanting What We Have”