Tag: mary oliver

What Is My Work?

“My work is loving the world.” Mary Oliver To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Hello Sun in my Face!

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields … Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Hello Sun in my Face!”

Hello, Sun in my Face!

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. – Mary Oliver To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “Hello, Sun in my Face!”

Wednesday of Hope – Building Hope

Song of the Builders On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God – a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Building Hope”

To Be Alive Today

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. – Mary Oliver

A Serious Thing

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. – Mary Oliver

The Wisdom of Abraham Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.  – Abraham Joshua Heschel

Thirst by Mary Oliver

Another morning and I wake with thirst
 for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has
 given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but sulked
 and hunched over… Continue Reading “Thirst by Mary Oliver”

Mary Oliver’s Wisdom

Making the House Ready for the Lord By Mary Oliver Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but still nothing is as shining as it should be for you. Under the sink, for example, is an uproar of mice –it is the… Continue Reading “Mary Oliver’s Wisdom”

The Swan

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. The Swan Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A perfect… Continue Reading “The Swan”