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!”
When we say “Grace” before we eat our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, let us remember the words of Rabbi Herschel: By saying grace, we release the Divine sparks in our food.
From today’s Responsorial Psalm (Ps. 145), we read: Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your reign and speak of your might. While these flowers in San Rafael… Continue Reading “God’s Creation Gives God Thanks”
Today’s antiphonal response from Psalm 105 is: Remember the marvels the Lord has done.
When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity. – Joseph Campbell When you see a beautiful sunset on the way (especially in winter) it’s good to go up on the roof to… Continue Reading “Climb up to the Roof and Enjoy the Sunset”
You may not have heard about Etty Hillesum. If you haven’t, do a little research. Do you want to read an inspiring journal of courage, then read An Interrupted Life. A desire to kneel down sometimes pulses through my body, or rather it is… Continue Reading “If You’ve Never Heard about Etty Hillesum . . . learn about her”
In today’s Responsorial Psalm – from Psalm 95 -we hear proclaimed: Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; Let us acclaim the rock of our salvation. Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving; Let us joyfully sing psalms to the Lord.
I love this piece by Melody Beattie, and read it often, so as to remind me to the wisdom of Gratitude. We used it as part of our morning prayer yesterday, Thanksgiving Day, at St. Margaret Convent before going to the Ultimate Celebration of… Continue Reading “Say Thank You Until You Mean It”