Tag: paris

Wakening to Oneness – Are You Free where You Are?

You are only free when you realize you belong to no place — you belong to every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great. – Maya Angelou This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Are You Free where You Are?”

The Blessing of the Closed Door

Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open. – Native American Prayer

We Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation

Annunciation  by Marie Howe Even if I don’t see it again—nor ever feel it I know it is—and that if once it hailed me it ever does— And so it is myself I want to turn in that direction not as towards a place,… Continue Reading “We Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation”

Lost in Art, Lost in Paris

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. – Thomas Merton I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to be found and lost than Paris. And the impressionist work in Musee D’Orsay is wonderful to behold. I found this… Continue Reading “Lost in Art, Lost in Paris”

Our Small Amount of Knowledge

A Dominican mystic that Sister Patricia Bruno quotes in Stories Seldom Heard is Meister Eckhart. And it would be worthwhile to read her brief telling of the challenges he received from the Church in his day in her reflection. One last thought: I said… Continue Reading “Our Small Amount of Knowledge”

The Feast of the Visitation

Today is the Feast of the Visitation, and we remember the loving, accepting, and supportive friendship of Mary and Elizabeth. Today I include an excerpt of a poem by Mary Oliver, “Am I Not Among the Early Risers.” I’ll bet that both Mary and… Continue Reading “The Feast of the Visitation”