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Why Is This a Wonderful Day?

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Advent Waiting for What is Waiting

The best things in life are often sitting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.  – Karen Salmansohn At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person retreats and can welcome you. To learn more and/or register… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for What is Waiting”

Every Place a Holy Place

The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus. – Teilhard… Continue Reading “Every Place a Holy Place”

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”

We Are Connected

We are all leaves on different branches of the same tree. – Laura Lynne Jackson

May We Always Find the Capacity to Appreciate

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. – Abraham Maslow

Wednesday of Hope – An Astonishing Mix

What the Day Gives Suddenly, sun. Over my shoulder in the middle of gray November what I hoped to do comes back, asking. Across the street the fiery trees hold onto their leaves, red and gold in the final months of this unfinished year,… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – An Astonishing Mix”

Beauty is a Deep Opening

When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space. – Elaine Scary

The Poetry of Life

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it. – Gustave Flaubert

Wednesday of Hope – Where Is It All Going?

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. – Thomas Merton