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Collaborators in Creation

We are collaborators in creation. – 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 from the writings of Teilhard… Continue Reading “Collaborators in Creation”

Merry Christmas – 2019

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things. – Hans Christian Andersen

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 9

Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning. ― Václav Havel

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months. Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts, but don’t make up the whole batch at once. Prepare it… Continue Reading “Recipe for a Happy New Year”

Develop the Capacity to Appreciate

Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. – Abraham H. Maslow

Art Makes Life Bearable

Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life. – Gillian Pederson Krag

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

In thinking of culture, it is difficult to not think of food and how it brings us together. Food is our common ground, a universal experience. – James Beard

Astonishingly Beautiful

To  be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. -Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras

Easter Thursday- What to Remember When Waking

Today’s Easter Poem is by one of my favorite poets, David Whyte. I heard him recently at the Religious Education Congress in Southern California. It is wonderful just to hear him recite poetry. What a wonderful experience! What to Remember When Waking In that… Continue Reading “Easter Thursday- What to Remember When Waking”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

I love the poetry of Wendell Barry; he is a man of hope. 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… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal”