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O Light Invisible

O Light Invisible, we praise Thee!Too bright for mortal vision.O Greater Light, we praise Thee for the less;The eastern light our spires touch at morning,The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,Moon light and start light,… Continue Reading “O Light Invisible”

Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength

When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength. – Paul Brunton, Meditations for People in Crisis On December 5th,… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength”

Grace Abounding

O grace abounding, through which I presumedto set my eyes on the Eternal Lightso long that I spent all my sight on it!– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s… Continue Reading “Grace Abounding”

The Art of God

Nature is the art of God.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante. To learn more… Continue Reading “The Art of God”

Behold the Grass

Behold the grass, the flowerets, and the shrubsWhich of itself alone this land produces. – Dante Alighieri, Canto XXVII, lines 134–135 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with… Continue Reading “Behold the Grass”

Be a Solid Tower

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”

A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following… Continue Reading “A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear”

Wednesday of Hope – Golden Stitches in the Dark

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. – Wendell Berry This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Golden Stitches in the Dark”

Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine

The great breakthrough in our current theological awareness, as a result of new scientific discoveries about our expanding universe, is that the Divine is found not only in the bliss of timeless, changeless, eternal being, but also in the ecstatic urgency of evolutionary becoming.… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine”

No Strangers

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. – Kobayashi Issa