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The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation

Happy Easter! “As I sat quietly in the garden, I realized the power of transfiguration—of God’s transformation—in our world. The principle of transfiguration is at work when something so unlikely as the brown grass that covers our veld in winter becomes bright green again.… Continue Reading “The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation”

Wonder Does Wonders!

“Years wrinkle the skin – but to give up WONDER wrinkles the soul.” – Reginald Stewart To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Divine Assails Us

  By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when if fact we live steeped in its burning layers. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th,… Continue Reading “The Divine Assails Us”

Wednesday of Hope – An Orientation of the Soul

Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times. ― Václav Havel

The Grateful Heart

As the colder and darker days of Advent arrive, let us enter them with joy and anticipation. There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. – Celia Laighton Thaxter

Gardening Gratefulness

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

The Wisdom of Mistakes

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. – William Jordan

Seeking Circles of Wisdom

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. – C.S. Lewis  

Fast from Judging Others

Today’s suggestion for Lent is: Fast from judging others.  Remember how God overlooks our faults, and then remember Pope Francis’s words, “Who am I to judge?”

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