The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. – Wendell Berry Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online… Continue Reading “It is Time to Foster Renewal”
Wings in the mist riding, gliding—no trace.Heart-surge song rising from inside—beauty’s custodian.A short, intense, breathless life—grace. – Kim Stafford, from “How Birds Live” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to Power.”… Continue Reading “Grace on the Wing”
These are the radiancies of the perfected vision that sees the good and step by step moves nearer what it sees. ― Dante Alighieri, The Paradiso This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat… Continue Reading “Radiancies of the Perfected Vision”
Among themselves all thingsHave order; and from hence the form, which makesThe universe resemble God.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen… Continue Reading “Universe Resembling God”
A light there is in the beyond which makes the Creator visible to the creature, who only in beholding Him finds peace.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark… Continue Reading “Light in the Beyond”
Be like a solid tower whose brave height remains unmoved by all the winds that blow; the man who lets his thoughts be turned aside by one thing or another, will lose sight of his true goal, his mind sapped of its strength. – Dante… Continue Reading “Be a Solid Tower”
From tomorrow, Monday, June 10th to Sunday, June 17th I will be on retreat at Santa Sabina Center. This morning I went on a hike up to the top of Gold Hill; there is a Nike Tower at the summit. It’s about a 2… Continue Reading “Top of Gold HIll”
From today’s Gospel reading: Jesus said to them, “Some away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest for a while.” This particular resting place can be found at Presentation Center in Los Gatos.