Tag: whitethorn

Cultivation of Love

“Just as cultivating a garden requires turning over the ground, pulling weeds, planting, and watering, doing the work of love is all about taking action.” – Bell Hooks Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “Cultivation of Love”

Living Poems

“Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” – Joy Harjo To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation

Happy Easter! “As I sat quietly in the garden, I realized the power of transfiguration—of God’s transformation—in our world. The principle of transfiguration is at work when something so unlikely as the brown grass that covers our veld in winter becomes bright green again.… Continue Reading “The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation”

Sleeping on the Mountain

He had to sleep on the mountain. Loved his friends, but had to sleep somewhere by the trail, under spruce, above the foggy sound of waves. Had to find the trail by feel, without  light. Had to say a blessing there. – Kim Stafford, from… Continue Reading “Sleeping on the Mountain”

Plant a Tree

Shall oil burn the sky? Or can human wisdom like a saplinggrow taller, greener, more generous? How can we know what lies ahead? Plant a tree, and see. – Kim Stafford, from “2519” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat… Continue Reading “Plant a Tree”

We Came to See

We climbed, he first and I behind, until though a small round opening ahead of us, I saw the lovely things the heavens hold, and we came out to see once more the stars.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “We Came to See”

The Magic of Beginnings

And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. – Meister Eckhart

Wakening to Oneness – Invisible Bonds

Things are united by invisible bonds. You cannot pick a flower without troubling a star. – Galileo Galilei

Wednesday of Hope – Seeds of Love

Every farmer who plants a seed takes a risk. We work through faith that the good deeds we do are to put down roots. The roots are invisible, but they sustain plants that may not give fruit for a while. How lovely is this… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Seeds of Love”

Life Is a Garden

life is a garden, not a road we enter and exit through the same gate wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice – Bokonon