Tag: sunset

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”

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”