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Watching the Grand Show of the Divine

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as… Continue Reading “Watching the Grand Show of the Divine”

Finding the Divine Essence

“I, the fiery life of divine essence, am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows, I gleam in the waters, and I burn in the sun, moon and stars.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online… Continue Reading “Finding the Divine Essence”

Wisdom of Thomas Berry

“The naïve assumption that the natural world is there to be possessed and used by humans for their advantage and in an unlimited manner cannot be accepted.” – Thomas Berry, The Great Work To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thomas Berry”

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 Love that Moves the Stars

God is the love that moves the sun and stars.– Dante Alighieri, Canto XXVII, lines 28–30 (tr. Sinclair).  This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen… Continue Reading “The Love that Moves the Stars”

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation”

Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday of Hope – Look for the Light

There is light in the darkness. You just have to find it. – bell hooks

Longing for a Sense of Wonder

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “Longing for a Sense of Wonder”

We Are Doubly Blessed

Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something: for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it. – M.J. Ryan