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Diversity Is Nature’s Way

“Uniformity is not nature’s way; diversity is nature’s way.” – Vandana Shiva Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “Diversity Is Nature’s Way”

Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive

“In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don’t care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. It is the action of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive”

Let Go of Your Dreams

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Anais Nin To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “Let Go of Your Dreams”

Earth Prayer – Part 3

Let us live deep enough till there is only one direction,  and slow enough till there is only the beginning of time, and loud enough in our hearts till there is no need to speak. – Mark Nepo Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “Earth Prayer – Part 3”

Miracle of Light and Dark

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. I guess you could say I have a pretty low threshold for miracles.” Walt Whitman To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Clouds Appearing

“Clouds appear free of care And carefree drift away. But the carefree mind is not to be “found” — To find it, first stop looking around.” Wang An-Shih, A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, trans. J. W. Wallis To learn about and/or register for Santa… Continue Reading “Clouds Appearing”

Everyday Wonders

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” Rumi Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn… Continue Reading “Everyday Wonders”

Where Gratitude Blooms

Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls. – Pope Francis To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Grace on the Wing

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”

Gratitude for What Is Given

The waves and the wind have a kinship in that cove I’ve not seen anywhere else. There’s a place out on the water I call Salt Taste, because of how the wind whips and water spits around the rocks. The wind spins past the… Continue Reading “Gratitude for What Is Given”