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Finding Meaning

“A monk asked Zhaozhou, ‘What is the living meaning of Zen?.’    Zhaozhou said, “The oak tree in the courtyard.” Case 37 from the Mumonkan (Wumenguan) Collection of Zen Koans  Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 .… Continue Reading “Finding Meaning”

The Spiritual Journey

The spiritual journey is one of continually falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off, looking sheepishly at God. and taking another step. Aurobindo We are excited to offer a virtual retreat – a virtual pilgrimage – with Fr. Michael Fish, OSB Cam,… Continue Reading “The Spiritual Journey”


“Music stirs our hearts and engages our souls in ways we can’t describe.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To learn more and/or register for… Continue Reading “Music”

Wednesday of Hope – Acting in Hope

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. – Teilhard… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Acting in Hope”

Wednesday of Hope – It’s about What We Do

Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. – Desmond Tutu

Let Us Pause for Just a Moment

Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day. – Kent Nerburn

Calling All Wanna Be Saints!!

To be a saint is to be fueled by gratitude, nothing more and nothing less. – Ronald Rolheiser in The Holy Longing

Just Smile!

I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. – Mother Teresa


When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. – Rachel Naomi Remen

Be At Peace

Be tough in the way a blade of grass is: rooted, willing to lean, and at peace with what is around it. – Natalie Goldberg