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How Is My Desire Moved?

My desire and will were moved already – like a wheel revolving uniformly – by the Love that moves the sun and the other stars.– Dante Alighieri, Par.33,143-45 This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A… Continue Reading “How Is My Desire Moved?”

Put Back All Sorrow

Put back all sorrow from your mind; and never forget that I am always by you should it occur again, as we walk on, that we find ourselves where others of this crew fall to such petty wrangling and upbraiding. The wish to hear… Continue Reading “Put Back All Sorrow”

Shaping One’s Attention

Salvation must grow out of understanding, total understanding can follow only from total experience, and experience must be won by the laborious discipline of shaping one’s absolute attention.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the… Continue Reading “Shaping One’s Attention”

The Great Sea of Being

Thus every nature moves across the tideof the great sea of being to its own port,each with its given instinct as its guide.― Dante Alighieri, Paradiso This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat… Continue Reading “The Great Sea of Being”

Why Earth is Round

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP.So this month’s quotes are… Continue Reading “Why Earth is Round”

Primal Discovery

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on… Continue Reading “Primal Discovery”

The Fog of Uncertainty

Opportunity is often delivered in a fog of uncertainty. – Kahlil Gibran This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be related to groundlessness… Continue Reading “The Fog of Uncertainty”

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Results

Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Results”

Wednesday of Hope in The Peace of the Wild Things

When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope in The Peace of the Wild Things”

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing

I know these are scary, uncertain,  hurtful times, but I really wish  people would stop talking about  what a trash fire the world is.  Our world is a wounded relative,  not a hopeless ruin,  and we’re called to help heal  the injuries we’ve inflicted … Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing”