“Stones are mute teachers; they silence the observer, and the most valuable lesson we learn from them we cannot communicate.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in… Continue Reading “Listen to the Stones”
“Over all the mountaintops is peace In all the treetops, scarcely a breath;The little birds in the forest are silent.Wait then; you, too, will have peace.” Goethe To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page
When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space. – Elaine Scarry
What is defeat?…Nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Berry When I hiked Mount Whitney with my friends Abby and Carolyn, we did not make it all the way to the tippity-top. We made it to Trail Crest at 13, 600… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – What Is Defeat?”
It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. – Mary Oliver