Tag: landscape

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”

On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?

“God is not too hard to believe in. God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness. The love of God is to me absolutely overwhelming.” Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, 8/27/04 To learn about and/or… Continue Reading “On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?”

Seeing the Way

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

That Too Will Be Good

“If there are mountains, I look at the mountains;On rainy days I listen to the rain.Spring, summer, autumn, winter.Tomorrow too will be good.Tonight too will be good.” –  Santoka Taneda To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “That Too Will Be Good”

A Drop of Water in a Deep Ravine

“However deep yourKnowledge of the scripturesIt is no more than a strand of hairIn the vastness of space;However important appearsYour worldly experience,It is but a drop of water in a deep ravine.” Tokusan To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats… Continue Reading “A Drop of Water in a Deep Ravine”

Allow Me to See

“door of being, dawn and wake me, allow me to see the face of this day, allow me to see the face of this night, all communicates, all is transformed, arch of blood, bridge of the pulse, take me to the other side of… Continue Reading “Allow Me to See”

The Isness of Creation

“Creation is giving of Isness from God. God is nowhere as much she is in the soul. . .  Be yourself. And if what the means is unclear to you, look around at the things of Earth. Study the stone which always does what it… Continue Reading “The Isness of Creation”

Answering Sunrise’s Invitation

Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day. – Richelle E. Goodrich To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Cherishing Every Word of God

Every creature is a word of God and a book about God. – Meister Eckhart To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Hallowing Earth’s Name

Eternal Spirit — Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver; source of all that is and that shall be; Father and Mother of us all. Loving God, in whom is heaven. The hallowing of your name echoes through the universe! – The New Zealand Prayer Book Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Hallowing Earth’s Name”