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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”

It Is Always Worth While

Would it have been worth while,After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor – And this, and so much more? – It is impossible to say just what I mean! –… Continue Reading “It Is Always Worth While”

Hope Calls for Action

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. – Rebecca Solnit Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with… Continue Reading “Hope Calls for Action”

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.– 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… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Who Made Me?

Eternal love made me.– 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 about our… Continue Reading “Who Made Me?”