Holding a Space for Women
Beginning Tuesday, March 7, 5:00 p.m. to Wednesday, March 8, 5:00 p.m. in honor of International Women's Day
Join us in person at the Pavilion at Cathedral Park, 111 Torcido, San Antonio, 78209, or print these materials to use on your own with your community of women.
Like a potluck meal in which women offer their favorite dishes for all to share, we will bring our unique gifts to offer each other, within the gentle hospitality of Cathedral Park Pavilion.
Some will bring poetry, some will bring prayers, some will lead journal writing or reflective reading or art response or contemplative conversation. Some will wander the sacred grounds of Cathedral Park in silence and solitude.
Bring your unique self to share with the community however you wish whenever you wish throughout the day.
Our schedule is organic and developing. It will be updated on these pages. So far the following events are scheduled. All events on the grounds of Cathedral Park, 111 Torcido, San Antonio TX 78209.
Resources will be added to these pages as they develop. View/print the flyer to share.
Tuesday, March 7,
5 p.m. - Gather at the Pavilion for opening thoughts, then process in silence to chapel house
6 p.m. - Evening prayers in St. John’s Chapel, Chapel House at Cathedral Park
Wednesday, March 8
9 a.m. – Morning prayers in the Pavilion
10 a.m. – Guided meditation walk, starting from the Pergola of Hope
11:30 a.m. – Introduction to contemplative dialogue, in the Pavilion
Noon – Contemplative dialogue with Thomas Merton, in the Pavilion
Noon – Noonday prayers, on the patio behind Mission Room
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Picnic on the grounds, bring your own lunch
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. – Art response: Creating a Mandala
3:15 to 4:14 p.m. – Guided journaling
4:30 p.m. – End of day prayers in the Pavilion
International Women’s Day website - https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
Cathedral Park Meditation Walk - http://www.dwtx.org/cpwalk
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The Commission for Women’s Ministries - C4WM - works to foster active communication, spiritual enrichment, and education among women of the Episcopal Church with Christ as the center.
At the national Episcopal Church level, and in some congregations and some dioceses, the women's group is known as the ECW (Episcopal Church Women). In the Diocese of West Texas, the name Commission for Women's Ministries has been adopted as being more descriptive of our mission and ministry.
The C4WM lends support to ministries around the diocese in which women are involved. Support comes in the form of financial donations, presence, connection with other women, promotion, or expertise on particular topics. Ministries might be served by an individual or a group.
Remember, God has created you to do some definite service; God has committed some work to you that has not been committed to another. You have a mission - continue that good work already begun in you.
Learn more about the Commission for Women's Ministries