Our 53-acre nature sanctuary is home to the Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River. We are a nonprofit Earth care ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Headwaters at Incarnate Word is restoring our urban landscape through the removal of invasive plants and propagation of native species in an effort to increase biodiversity and benefit local wildlife. We offer educational programs for adults and children that focus on nature, local history, and conservation of our shared natural and cultural resources. Finally, we provide a sanctuary where people are encouraged to reflect and find meaning in their connection with the Earth, themselves, and each other.
SEARCHING FOR THE GOLDSPOT-THE WILD AFTER WILDFIRE “…Blending a celebration of beauty with glimpses of the challenges ahead, this film raises questions about the importance of discovering and conserving our wild."
BLUEBIRD MAN "…Stunning scenery, intimate conversations and breathtaking bluebird footage create a powerful film..."
This walk will provide practice, space and time to develop discernment and trust as we build new connections to nature’s hidden capacities for soul care and spiritual direction.
"…A film about the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States, and the extraordinary effort to restore an eco-system and set a river free…Amid grim environmental news, 'Return of the River' is a film infused with hope."
This leisurely walk will cover tree identification, both native and invasive, and no prior experience is needed.
Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome.
"The natural inherited wildness in our blood runs true on its glorious course as invincible and unstoppable as stars." John Muir
This presentation will be structured around Henry David Thoreau’s words, and those of biographers, gathering in the sojourner-naturalist of his accounts of treks in the wilds, the philosopher of solitude of WALDEN, the poet of perambulation of “Walking”, the citizen of conscience of “On Civil Disobedience”…
On this relaxing walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary, Mobi will guide participants to use awareness of the breath in order to refresh body, mind, and spirit and to connect with the beauty of the natural world.
"…INHABIT provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices across the rural, suburban, and urban landscapes."