About Us

St. Hildegard’s is an intentional, contemplative/active community in Austin, Texas. We are currently in provisional status to become a recognized faith community in the Episcopal church.  The whole of our life—our liturgies, music, retreats and the community itself, as well as our Servant Leadership School—is the primary justice ministry we offer to all who are seeking.  The use of expansive, non-hierarchical […]

Beloved Community by Sister Margo

Beloved Community2nd Sunday, November 15, 2020 We are grateful for our community, as the Thanksgiving Address so simply and comprehensively embodies. In the quote by Martin Luther King Jr., we hear a simple truth: We live in a universe whose structure is relationships. Through the lives of plants and animals, and through the interactions of people with plants and animals—people who […]

A Reflection on Covid-19 Crisis by Josefina Castillo

Dear Hildegardians and friends, These are certainly times of confusion and uncertainty about the present time as well as of the near or long-term future. We are all in the same boat now, most probably kept within our own homes, though undergoing different situations in terms of places, family members (or just ourselves) and personal attitudes, but the contingency of […]

St. Hildegard’s Lent Retreat

  March 13-15, 2020                      Sabbath: Welcoming the Divine Feminine You are the Sabbath Queen, the Great Mother, who sits at the heart of the table… May we remember you and lift you up.  May we recognize your face and celebrate your beauty in everything and everyone, everywhere, always.  Mirabai Starr Space to listen           Deep […]

Servant Leadership School Spring 2020 Class

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr February 6-May 21, 2020        13 classes Thursdays/afternoon and evening classes Afternoon 4:00 pm -6:00 p.m.  CST                 Evening 7:00-9:00 pm CST It is my hope that you, like I, will find yourself shining from the […]

Campo de Estrellas Conservation Cemetery: Community Engagement & Education

A member of St. Hildegard’s, Cindy Ybarra, along with her son, Michael, and their partner, Sarah Wambold, have submitted a grant proposal to the Episcopal Church USA for funding to move forward their vision of establishing a conservation cemetery in Texas and of promoting conservation burial far beyond.  Campo de Estrellas Conservation Cemetery (“CCC”) is a joint project between Cindy, who has […]