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The festival was held on April 15, 2018. See some glimpses of it Roots Serving the City, Branches Serving the World
April 15, 2018, Broadway and Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event on the Incarnate Word campus. Join us for a fun day at the Headwaters Sanctuary to learn about the water cycle, the San Antonio River and the Blue Hole – the start of the SA River! Opportunity for worship in the famous Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit one of the food trucks on site and enjoy your meal on the beautiful grounds of the campus. Activities will commence throughout the afternoon including tours of the historic Brackenridge Villa and the CCVI Heritage Center, along with music, dance, storytelling, exhibits, and activities. Learn through the Higher Education Symposium 1 to 3 p.m.
Schedule—and watch for updates!
10:30 a.m. – Catholic Eucharist in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word Join us for Mass in the beautiful Chapel of the Incarnate Word built in 1907. Location: Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Then see the Heritage Center, please click.
Food, Fun, Exhibits, and Tours
Grab some delicious treats from K-Hill BBQ or Top Notch Diner food trucks and enjoy your meal on the lawn while listening to music or seeing dance. See schedule of performers on outdoor stage by Dubuis Hall.
Visit the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s Mobile Unit for information and fun for children.
From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.the CHRISTUS Mobile Mammography Unit will have screening exams. Click here for directions on now to sign up for an exam now. *Appointments are very limited so we encourage pre-registration. Call to sign up for an exam 210-704-4100.
UIW nursing faculty and students will provide screenings such as blood pressure, blood glucose, and foot exams. Health education for children, as well as adults, and some immunizations for those without health insurance.
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.“Water, the SA River, and You” Where does our water in San Antonio come from? How can we help conserve water? Visit the headwaters of the San Antonio River (The Blue Hole) for a fun, educational, and interactive activity for children of all ages. Sponsored by Headwaters at Incarnate Word.
Location: Headwaters Sanctuary (The Blue Hole)
Tour the CCVI Heritage Center and the historic Brackenridge Villa in the UIW Kelso Art Center see the Kelso Art Gallery with Spanish Colonial and Byzantine Art. The Headwaters shares “Art of the Sacred Springs,” a beautiful exhibit in the Kelso.
Tricentennial “Tree Rings” and Interactive Display Learn from the interactive touch screen display depicting a 5 foot tree ring section as a metaphor for the 300 year history of San Antonio, the history of Incarnate Word, and key events in Fashion, Interior Design, and Computer Information Systems, the UIW program areas which created this display. By touching on the event, you will see when it took place, see a picture of it, hear a voice or sound, and learn more about it. Joyce Building, near JB 108
“Revolutionary Threads” Fashion designs from the 1860’s-1890’s and also the early dress of the Incarnate Word Sisters. Joyce Building, second floor Lila Bath Gallery.
“Cultures Coming Together” A poster exhibit celebrating multiculturalism on campus developed by the UIW Psychology student organization remembering that Incarnate Word Sisters from about twenty cultures in the 1800’s and enjoying some of the 70 cultures of UIW students and faculty today.
“Sustainability Posters” created by UIW students passionate about caring for creation. Student Engagement Center Concourse.
11:30 am “Understanding the Sacred Meaning of the Medicine Wheel” shared by Raymond Hernandez, Tribal Tema, Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Mission Community, Cultural Preservationist, Leon River Senior Medicine Wheel Keeper. Porch of the Student Engagement Center.
11:45 am to 12:15 pm “Early Health Care and CHRISTUS Today” with Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa, UIW History Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Dennis Gonzales, CHRISTUS Vice-President for Mission. CHRISTUS Heritage Hall
“Tricentennial Stories to Delight” The UIW Children’s Literature class reading stories of compassion, adventure, ecology, and hope—looking back and looking forward. Student Engagement Center patio, most of the day.
“Spanish Children’s Stories” shared by UIW Spanish students and faculty. Engagement Center patio, most of the day.
“Creating Critters: Paper Sculpture and Fun Pictures” celebrating life in the Headwaters Nature Sanctuary.
Solar House Tours, 11:30 to 2 pm. Daniel Potter, director and builder of the Solar House shares with students of all ages. Come learn of this LEEDS certified model of sustainability and other information that can help create a better future for all of us.
Gardening for all! Community Garden Tour 1:00-1:30 pm and repeated 3:30 to 4 pm -Tour the gardens and learn what’s growing here and in many places where our students work with children and neighborhoods to have fresh healthy food. Starting behind the Gorman Mitchell Building. From 1:30 to 3:30 pm see student gardeners in action starting behind the Gorman Mitchell Building.
Trees, Trees, TREES! 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Start at the Tree Table with activities and information. Join a half hour tour and see oaks growing before the Spaniards came and native pecan trees. Learn of the Champion Mountain Laurel, many types of tress, and why trees are important.
Remembering Mary Whether we call her Guadalupe, Notre Dame, or Mary, in dance, drama, and songs, people have been remembering Mary the mother of Jesus. Gather at the Incarnate Word Lourdes Grotto built in 1904, a replica of the shrine at Lourdes, France for creative sharing that lifts our hearts to God through Mary. See Matachines groups and others beginning at 11:45 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto on the UIW campus. See Matachines performance schedule.
12:45 p.m. – Gather at the Blue Hole with the “American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions” (AITSCM) Members of the AIT-SCM will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. with traditional Indian music at the Blue Hole, the sacred place of the headwaters of Yanaguana and the San Antonio River, and then lead a procession to the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall for presentations. Location: Headwaters Sanctuary (The Blue Hole)
1:30 p.m. – “Origins – Native Peoples, Spaniards and Early Education in San Antonio,” the UIW Symposium, a part of the series SA300 Higher Education Event. Greetings from UIW President, Dr. Thomas Evans and remarks from archaeologists Dr. Steve Tomka and Kristi Nichols, historian Dr. Gerald Poyo and actor Jesse Borrego (who attended Incarnate Word) of AITSCM and their executive director Ramon Vasquez. Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa will conclude with an introduction to Incarnate Word’s contributions to education in San Antonio. A reception with sweets remembering the diverse cultures of the Incarnate Word Sisters. Location: CHRISTUS Heritage Hall
At the reception stop by the “Village Table” and meet some of the elders living at the Village at Incarnate Word. Meet Sister Margaret Carew and Sister Rita Prendergast and see their books. Learn of senior living options and services in a spiritually enriched environment in San Antonio.
3:00 p.m. – “Hecho en el SATX: Music from the Alamo City”
Enjoy the musical offerings of the UIW Wind Ensemble, featuring composers of the Alamo City, under the direction of Dr. Brett A. Richardson. Both traditional and new repertoire for the concert band will be featured. Special guests include composers Ken Metz (UIW Faculty) and a premiere of a new work commissioned by the UIW Band program by James Syler (UIW/UTSA faculty) with Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano (Trinity University faculty). Location: UIW Concert Hall
4:15 p.m. – “Immigrant Stories,” Readers Theatre Enjoy the UIW Extended Run Players, sharing stories of courage, resilience, and compassion. Sister Germaine Corbin, CCVI, developed this fascinating narrative after interviewing over 40 immigrants in San Antonio. Location: CHRISTUS Heritage Hall
5:30 p.m. – Vespers
Prayer and chants from Taizé, a French community devoted to building peace and unity, with languages representative of some of the cultures from which the Incarnate Word Sisters have come, and which have impacted this area of South Texas. Led by the UIW liturgical choirs under the leadership of Lena Gokelman.
Location: Chapel of the Incarnate Word
Bring your water bottle to refill at the many water fountains available. Join Incarnate Word Sisters in efforts for care of creation, justice, and peace.
Throughout the day, first aid table provided by UIW Health Professions.