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Imperfection and Perfection . . . Dark and Light

“Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.” Jeff Bridges… Continue Reading “Imperfection and Perfection . . . Dark and Light”

The Nature of the Moon

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences.” Deng Ming-Dao To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “The Nature of the Moon”

Watching the Eternal Show

“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 Eternal Show”

The Gift of Uncertainty

“To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “The Gift of Uncertainty”

Being Touched by Mystery

“The mystery of God touches us — or does not — in the smallest details: giving a strawberry, with love; receiving a touch, with love; sharing the snapdragon red of an autumn sunset, with love.” Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself To learn about… Continue Reading “Being Touched by Mystery”

Thresholds of Wonder

“The earth is full of thresholds where beauty awaits the wonder of our gaze.” John O’Donohue Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn more and/or register for… Continue Reading “Thresholds of Wonder”

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”

The Spirit Breathes through All Creation – Including Us

“The soul is a breath of living spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the air makes the earth fruitful. Thus, the air is the soul of the earth, moistening it, greening it.”… Continue Reading “The Spirit Breathes through All Creation – Including Us”

Wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen

It is easierto gaze into the sun,than into the face of the mystery of God.Such is its beauty and its radiance. God Says:I am the supreme fire:not deadly, but rather,enkindling every spark of life. All germinating power. – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14,… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen”