Mary Ermey's party was so delightful and full of loving energy. Her life is one that continues to enlighten us; especially all of her composed music. It was a delight to be with her and family to celebrate her upcoming book release of all her songs.
Friday, July 6 at 9 am-10:15 CDT Traditional and New: Religious Communities in TEC The Religious Life lives at the heart of the Church in the Episcopal Church (USA). Join us for a conversation about Religious Life in current times--its traditional, new and yet-to-be expressions. Sr Faith Margaret, CHS and President of CAROA (Conference of Religious Orders in the Americas) will moderate the panel featuring members of both traditional and new religious communities as well as your questions. Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church Austin, Texas, 301 E. 8th St., Austin, Texas Sunday, July 8, St. Hildegard…
On June 25th of this year, The St. Hildegard Community of seven professed members celebrated their foundation day anniversary. St. Hildegard's Community is devoted to the greening of the church in ways that flow from the life of Hildegard of Bingen, a twelfth century Benedictine abbess. We offer our local expression of community as a seed that will grow into a dispersed community of individuals and perhaps someday, sister communities. Click to see professed members photos
May 27th, we begin a new liturgical season, an expression of our community vow to Love the Earth. Our Eucharistic Prayer will be “We sing in deep joy!” click to see photo.
This past saturday, the St. Hildegard Community gathered to celebrate sister Mary Ermey and her dear friend, Gayle's birthday. It was a beautiful day of gratitudes and blessings. Click to see photos.
St. Hildegard professed members' Judith Liro, and Virginia Marie Rincon recently attended the CAROA-NAECC conference in Toronto Canada. We worshipped, experienced the profoundness of silence, gathered in fellowship and attended a lecture on the use of social media in our communities. Our community, St. Hildegard shared the Mass of Mary Magdala in song with the various religious communities in the beautiful chapel of St. John the Divine Convent. Sister Judith sung the mass and sister Virginia Marie offered the ceremony of the Four Directions as the opening prayer. Sister Greta Ronningen co-founder of The Community of…
Hildegard’s Way September 14-October 12, 2017 Thursdays/afternoon and evening classes Afternoon 4:00 pm -7:15 p.m. Evening 6:15-9:00 pm We nurture community when both classes share dinner and worship from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Hildegard’s Way is an invitation to discover and embody viriditas—the greening power of love capable of transforming our own lives, the church and the world. How will we wake up and do what makes us come alive? St. Hildegard’s Rule of Life names ten themes that point the way to a Hildegardian spiritual path: Honor the Holy Healing Earth Make Peace with Nonviolence Create…
By Jann Aldredge Clanton. The Sunday following the Women’s March in Austin, Texas, I had the joy of worshiping with St. Hildegard’s Community. It was just what I needed to strengthen my resolve to work for justice and to give me the spiritual power so necessary to this work. See full reflection here.
Please save the date. Bishop Marc Andrus and his wife, Sheila, will be with us on Sunday afternoon, June 25th when seven of us will take vows. The liturgy will be at our usual time 4:00 Silence, 4:30 Eucharist. It’s an important day as we launch St. Hildegard’s Community in its new form. We hope that our friends and families will join us for this significant step in our ongoing life.
St. Hildegard’s is a transformative community, a place to live into our baptism with accountability and encouragement. St. Hildegard’s is an alternative way of being church, intentionally small so that gifts can be called forth and a vision embodied. St. Hildegard’s is a community where we practice the disciplines that nourish the radical freedom of the Gospel. All disciplines shall be freely chosen when there is a readiness and yearning within for the gift that is offered.