Women's Events

Gathering Dates:  
  • Spring Women's Gathering, April 27-29, 2018 at Camp Capers
  • Fall Women's Gathering, October 12-14, 2018 at Camp Capers
Other Events:
  • Second Saturday Retreats
    Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio
    Second Saturday of each month
    Join other women on the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Bishop Jones Center, 111 Torcido, San Antonio, 78209. The grounds are beautiful and the time is of contemplative silence and fellowship. Contact Marjorie George for more information.
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womens-tapestry.jpgTapestries of our Lives Women's Retreat
at the Bishop Jones Center,
October 13-14, 2017

"Women gathering to pray and love each other and the world is palpable-- every time we do it. We study archetypes of women weavers, such as Deborah or Hulda, and realize we are these women. As we interlace our stories together over, under, and through our own struggles for growth we see the healing power of collective prayer. Please look at our tapestry of prayers written on ribbon and wound simply, but systematically. This creation of interlacing ourselves to each other for God's goodness continually blesses like an infinity ribbon. Please join us in the spring!" Carol Folbre, C4WM

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International Women's Day at
Cathedral Park

Threads of Blessing - an international group that works with women of Uganda to create and market tapestries – joined other women to celebrate International Women’s Day on the grounds of Cathedral Park on March 8, 2017.

The day included prayer, meditation, and art expressions like creating a mandala and journal writing. Cathedral Park is on the grounds of the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio, headquarters for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. The Park is a quiet place for relaxation and spiritual refreshment and welcomes visitors. 

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Prayer

The following is a prayer pieced together from a collection of notes from the weekend of the Spring Women's Gathering in April 2017. Contributors were Patty Brooke, Carla Pineda, Joan Anderson, Joan Erikson, the Old Testament, and all the midwives present.

Dear our life-preserving God,

As we gather in your Holy Spirit, open our hearts to your everlasting Love.

Show us how to be midwives to each other in times of need; to shepherd on another through life-changing and life-preserving moments. 

Let the unknown be born. Let change occur. Give us discernment as women to practice the art of telling others when to push, breathe, rest, or, when needed, the art of resistance, of strategic waiting, and even the art of arriving too late to carry out the King’s edict.

Help us hold the “empty space” for each other that always accompanies change. As mothers, daughters, and sisters, fill that space with your living mercy and healing power in our friendships and relationships.

Gracious God, bless this food and song as we gather in your loving arms and know that we are grateful to those who prepare these meals and those who guide us in joyful singing.

Let us go live your Grace as midwives to your glorious rebirth and renewal. 

In God’s name we pray. Amen.