Tag: sunset

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”

Beauty in the Branches

“The branches turn abruptly back on themselves like the rune named yew, the rune for death. I want to ask their twisted forms “Does it hurt so much, coming out of the ground?” I lean on a trunk. The pitchy berries are dull red,… Continue Reading “Beauty in the Branches”

What Are Our Stories as the Sun Sets?

Bring me a story you hear in dark silenceafter the last light, the gone that gathers dewin the fingers not to hold, carry away, butonly to feel.– Kim Stafford, from “Do You Need Anything from the Mountain?” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “What Are Our Stories as the Sun Sets?”

Hello, Sun in my Face!

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. – Mary Oliver To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “Hello, Sun in my Face!”

It Is Always Worth While

Would it have been worth while,After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor – And this, and so much more? – It is impossible to say just what I mean! –… Continue Reading “It Is Always Worth While”

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”