The Kindom Journey Retreat A Way of Life Embodying the Circle of Love Thursday Feb 14-Sunday Feb 17, 2019

The introductory night of the Kindom Journey began in the relaxed, sheltering atmosphere of the Lodge at Cedarbrake with a meal of hot lentil soup and fresh baked bread prepared by Josefina Castillo and Susan LeVieux. The cooks for all our meals, who were also the retreat leaders, were guided and inspired by Susan who lives to garden for herself and others. Many of the vegetables in the meals were from her garden. After dinner, we moved to the community room, where we took our places in the circle of twelve seats arranged for those…

Reflections on The Two Weeks of Curanderismo Class at the University of New Mexico

Reflections on my two weeks of Curanderismo class at the University of New Mexico. This year I decided to approach my two week commitment to the curanderismo class with a contemplative theme. I took in the ceremonies with an intention of looking “into and beyond,” the obvious responsibilities as a team leader and a member of the curanderismo community. The opening ceremony was very moving and I could feel my emotions of being back in the Land of Enchantment bubbling up in my heart and soul. I sensed the connectedness of all my compadres and…

Lent Silent Retreat: March 8-10, 2019

St. Hildegard’s will offer our annual Lent Silent Retreat March 8-10, 2019 at John Knox Ranch. This silent retreat is for anyone wanting a place to come with the intention of deep listening. It is a time for “being” rather than “doing.” In supportive companionship you are encouraged to “be where you’re at,” and listen to the place that is calling out in your heart. Wisdom from Native American vision quests will be offered to deepen our understanding of Lent and its invitation to seek God in vulnerability. When: The retreat beings Friday, March 8,…

Ecowomanism: Servant Leadership School Offering for Winter 2019

To Honor the Earth January 10 — March 28, 2019, 10 classes Thursdays/afternoon and evening classes Afternoon 4 pm — 6 pm  CST Evening 7 pm — 9pm CST With Melanie Harris’s book, Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths, as inspiration and guide, we’ll dig into our own stories—How did you and I grow up in relationship with Earth?  How were our ancestors rooted in honoring earth?  What resources are to be found in faith traditions honoring earth?  Melanie Harris shares her own story as well as a womanist process that challenges the white, usually…

A Retreat with St. Hildegard’s Community: February 2019

HILDEGARD’S KIN-DOM JOURNEY: a Way of Life Embodying the Circle of Love You are invited to a time of future-visioning in the spirit of Hildegard of Bingen. We will be sharing our practices of embodying the circle of love in our daily lives and in community. WHEN: 4 p.m. Thursday, February 14 through 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019 WHERE: Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, Texas (60 miles north of Austin) Come explore being part of St. Hildegard’s as we grow into a dispersed Community. We also welcome you if you are seeking spiritual resources personally…

Reflections from Sister Virginia Marie and Sister Margo on the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco Sept 12-14

Reflection from Sister Virginia Marie Rincon on the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco. I remember as we waited to enter Grace Cathedral how my heart was beating so fast and at the same time feeling an overwhelming sense of peace that we, the indigenous people, were no longer invisible, at least for that glorious moment.  I had been asked by Bishop Marc Andrus of the Diocese of Northern California and who is also the Bishop Visitor for our community, St. Hildegard,  to open the Global Climate worship event with the sacred ceremony of the…

Sister Margo attends the Rise Up For Climate Change March

I was a holder of this parachute all through the march yesterday in San Francisco.  I was singing  "Mother I Feel You Under My Feet."  After I finished the song, a butterfly landed on this boy who was in front of us on the march. It was so wonderful to have a song to sing.  It is a little anti climactic to march and not make a song heard from your heart.  Thank you St. Hildegard's for giving me the song that sings what my heart knows.