Welcome to this year’s Season of Creation! Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home.
💦💦 SEASON OF CREATION 2023 💦💦
The Theme of this Year's Season of Creation: Let Justice and Peace Flow
The Season of Creation (Sept. 1–Oct. 4) encourages us to celebrate the gift of creation and work together for our common home. Join us to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Laudato Si and the Season of Creation with an outdoor Mass with Mariachi at Mission Espada followed by a 1.5-mile (30-min) walk to Mission San Juan. Bring water bottles and wear comfortable shoes.
a. UIW Community Garden🌼🌻🍋🍉🍅🍆b. Pollinator Gardens🦋🐦🐝🌹🌷🍁🌺c. Solar House🌞🏡d. Art Exhibit on September 22🎨
This will be a private event in Christus Heritage for the selected students participating in the facilitated eco-tour.
All UIW Brainpower Students are welcome to participate in Art Contest. The deadline for submission of artworks is on September 18, 2023. Please reach out to Ms. Patricia Ramirez (email@example.com) of the UIW Brainpower Connection for more information on this project. Exciting awards and prizes🏆 await the winners.
Contest Rules here: art-contest-rules-entry.pdf (uiw.edu)
The Headwaters, which includes Blue Hole, will not be covered as part of the scheduled pilgrimage. The public are welcome to visit and reflect these eco-sites. These two sites are open to volunteers. Check out the organization's website for more information: https://www.headwaters-iw.org
- Garden Days (Look for UIW Sustainability Chair Dr. Miele for Givepulse)
- Eco Pilgrim· age Registration (a part of Meet the Mission Service Day (Sept. 22)
o UIW’s Environmental Science givepulse https://givepul.se/owi5ft
o UIW’s Mission and Ministry’s Meet the Mission givepulse https://givepul.se/hrwvmo.
- · Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation, Oct. 3, 5:30 pm Our Lady’s Grotto (Look for Sr Martha Ann for Givepulse)
The first public statement of the Incarnate Word Sisters at the time we were founded in1869 was one of inclusion.
Overview of DEI programing for the semester as Dr. Arturo Chavez finalizes things.
Resources including the started by our library “Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship” Home - Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship - LibGuides at University of the Incarnate Word (uiwtx.edu) and available assistance. assistance links as Dr. Erlinda Lopez-Rodriguez finalizes this with Adela Gott who has been appointed by Kathy Bottaro to oversee.
Earth Justice Activities unfolding in this draft of “Season of Creation Activities” cosponsored by UIW Sustain, Laudato Si groups, the Headwaters, IW Sisters, and Brainpower schools https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:7c94d434-a132-3d98-8b04-77b1d1760225
Activities leading up to and following the presentations by the first indigenous person to get a Nobel Peace Prize Rigoberta Menchu Nobel Laureate Visiting UIW Fall 2023 | July and https://www.uiw.edu/lewiscenter/ Faculty books and discussion funded by our THECB Unidos - One Word Grant https://uiw.givepulse.com/event/381632-I-Rigoberta-Faculty-Book-Discussion-to-Prepare-for-the-Nobel-Peace-Laureate-Oct.-4
"United to End the Death Penalty" | University of the Incarnate Word (givepulse.com) UIW DEI with assistance from the Catholic Mobilizing Network Against the Death Penalty programing for Oct. 10, International Day Against the Death Penalty
“Service Learning in San Antonio, Bimonthly Panels with faculty from all San Antonio Universities and Colleges https://uiw.givepulse.com/event/376557-service-learning-in-san-antonio-bi-monthly-panels-on-best-experiences (UIW Optometry, SOM, Nutrition, and Education start this)
Availability of “Incarnate Word Sisters and Social Justice,” an exhibit, a booklet, and a possible program, sponsored by “Humanities Research for the Public Good, a part of the Council of Independent Colleges” supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Friends on the Planning Committee, if there is an opportunity within hours on August 14 to speak about these things, please let us know and let us know if you have any questions.
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