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 the epidemic crisis hits us all in one way or another. Some might be filled with worries, fear, and/or anxiety; others might just be calm and inviting God/Sophia to send her love and compassion to…

Please join the St. Hildegard Community for Sunday online worship.

The St. Hildegard community is inviting you to worship with us, online. Our media source is zoom. If you would like to be added to our list please send an email to sthildecommaustin@gmail.com and we will send you an invite. Meditation starts at 4 pm central time. Eucharist begins at 4:30 pm central time. Our Mission WE are a community of faith,sharing from the springs of living water we know in ourown lives, and reaching out for others who thirst. WE are restless in the Church that we love,longing for faithful change. WE see a flowering…

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 Reflection              Community A time to experience Sabbath and to welcome the Divine Feminine in ways we can bring home to our ordinary lives.   A silent retreat is a place to come with intention of 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 luminous mirror of these wisdom beings.  That you will identify with their struggles and be encouraged by their breakthroughs.  That you will forge living relationships with them as your ancestors and guides, draw on their…

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 donated 10 acres of her farm, Abbey Grange, to be used for green burial, and Campostella LLC, established by Michael and Sarah as the legal entity to make that vision a realty.  Abbey Grange engages…

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,…