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Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Heading toward the Sea

My course is set for an uncharted sea.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante. To… Continue Reading “Heading toward the Sea”

THe Color of Autumn

With the color that paints the morning and evening clouds that face the sun I saw then the whole heaven suffused.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,”… Continue Reading “THe Color of Autumn”

Shaping One’s Attention

Salvation must grow out of understanding, total understanding can follow only from total experience, and experience must be won by the laborious discipline of shaping one’s absolute attention.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the… Continue Reading “Shaping One’s Attention”

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”

God’s Will Is Our Peace

And [God’s] will is our peace; this is the seaTo which is moving onward whatsoeverIt doth create, and all that nature makes.– Dante Alighieri, Canto III, lines 85–87 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way… Continue Reading “God’s Will Is Our Peace”

Wednesday of Hope – Wait Without Hope

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope . . . wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought. So, the darkness shall be light and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Eliot This month Santa Sabina Center’s online… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wait Without Hope”

The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm

The fifth power is cataclysm. Cataclysm is the process by which the universe destroys some of its structures-not only in the sense of accidents that might happen but also as a part of its ongoing emergence. The universe systematically breaks apart particular aspects of… Continue Reading “The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm”

Wednesday of Hope – Not Striving for Success

Hope is the ability to work for something because it’s good, not just because it stands a chance of succeeding. – Mary O’Driscoll, OP

Wakening to Oneness – to the Cosmos Within & Without

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Universe to know itself.  – Carl Sagan