Now more than ever, it’s time to fall back in love with Mother Nature. We see it world-wide, we feel it in our own backyard… Mother Nature is calling to us to pay attention and to take care of her, to nurture her as we get to know her better. We also understand that humans have become profoundly alienated from Mother Nature, and that is one source of our current crises.
Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies, Biting the air with its black beak? Did you hear it, fluting and whistling A shrill dark music – like the rain pelting the trees – like a waterfall Knifing down the black ledges? And did you see it, finally, just under the clouds – A white cross Streaming across the sky, its feet Like black leaves, its wings Like the stretching light of the river? And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything? And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for? And have you changed your life?
– Mary Oliver
Join us on the land to deepen your living connection with nature.
Sorrento Centre is a values-driven social purpose retreat centre, striving for environmental and social sustainability by hosting events and engaging in activities that are good for people, good for our community and good for the natural world around us. We share, along with every other faith tradition, a commitment to express our love for our neighbours in practical and tangible ways – like food and shelter. Our gardens, our forests, our wetlands and farm, our orchards and even our solar panels provide valuable learning opportunities for students, the community and our guests.
Take a look at some of the activities, programs and initiatives focused on nurturing the love of nature in our hearts and in our community.