The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and their ministries CHRISTUS Health, and the University of the Incarnate Word unite in celebrating the Tricentennial of San Antonio. This is a guide to some of the main events and activities.
Before the Spaniards spoke the name “San Antonio” for the beautiful wooded area by the glistening water in 1718, the oaks near the headwaters of Yanaguana, the river, were growing. Today we sit in their shade. Even a century or two before the Spaniards came, these roots had been growing.
As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial in 2018, the city is strengthened by the roots of compassionate care for the sick, the orphans, and the uneducated which started in 1869 when the first three Incarnate Word Sisters came to San Antonio. The Sisters and their ministries continue with care for creation and continue developing innovative and compassionate service in light of today’s pressing needs. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and their ministries have been a part of San Antonio for almost half of its history.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic Congregation of Religious Women ministering in the United State, Mexico, Peru, and Zambia. Learn more http://www.amormeus.org/en/
CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. https://www.christushealth.org/about
The University of the Incarnate Word is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. UIW offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study. http://www.uiw.edu