Calendar of Events

Enjoy the grounds at your own pace and on your own schedule or join one of the on-going groups or one-time events. We frequently sponsor workshops, seminars, and retreats that are open to the public; some are free of charge and some have fees. To receive notice of new events in your email inbox, subscribe in the “follow blog” box at the bottom of the front page or in the column at the right on this and other pages.

Workshops, Seminars, Retreats

Art and Contemplation Gallery Opening Reception
Sunday, Sept 24, 3 to  5 p.m.
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Featuring the work of these fine artists: Tina Karagulian, Terry Gay Puckett, Edwin Sasek, Patsy Sasek, Peter Szarmach and Gordon West.

In the lobby of the office building, 111 Torcido located at Cathedral Park.


Art and Contemplation Presentation and Lunch
Thursday, Sept 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Art meditation and lunch with Marjorie George, author of Hallowed Ground: the History of Cathedral Park at the Bishop Jones Center, and Deborah Hanus, D.Min, author of Through Right Eyes: Art and Contemplation.
Patsy Sasek, artist and curator at Cathedral House Gallery, will introduce us to the artwork and artists at Cathedral House Gallery.
Please RSVP for lunch to: no later than Sept 26. Lunch catered by Frankie Boone.

See the flyer for details


The Tapestries of Our Lives, October 13-14, 2017.
When we look at our lives as a tapestry, we find threads of many colors and textures. Some are times of great joy and productive living; others are times of challenge and maybe even sorrow.  God uses all of these threads to create the unique work of art each one of us is and to prepare us for life in abundance.
Friday evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Includes light supper.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Overnight accommodations available in homes or nearby hotels. Childcare provided off site.

Presenters: Carla Pineda and Patty Brooke

$45/person. Childcare available at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; cost not included in registration.
To Register:, scroll down to the date.

Sponsored by the Commission for Women’s Ministries, the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, 111 Torcido, SATX 78209, 210-824-5387,  For more info: Marjorie George,

Nature as Soul Care, October 27-28, 2017
We are aware of the importance of maintaining healthy bodies, but what are we doing for our souls? Increasingly, environmental science is joining faith communities in recognizing the benefits of nature for our spiritual health. This retreat will provide practice, space, and time to build new connections to nature’s hidden capacities for soul care. We will explore a few of the great spiritual writers from the Christian tradition who experience and teach the guidance and care available to those who attend to nature. The retreat  will facilitate attending to places, spaces and times in the natural world that remind us of who we are in the eyes of God.
Friday, Oct. 27, 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes lunch

Steven Chase, Ph.D. is Professor of Spirituality at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. A spiritual director and retreat leader, he has also written several books in the areas of mysticism, contemplative prayer, devotional practices, inter-religious spirituality, and a commentary on the Book of Job. Two recent, companion books are Nature as Spiritual Practice and Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice.

Registration fee: $55/person includes Saturday lunch and all materials.

To Register:, scroll down to the date.

Sponsored by Friends of Cathedral Park, the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, 111 Torcido, SATX 78209, 210-824-5387,  For more info: Marjorie George,  See also



Regularly-Occurring Events

Second Saturday Mini-retreats
Held the second Saturday of every month except August, these two-hour mini-retreats include opening prayers, an on-your-own guided meditation, and closing conversation.Retreat runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is wise to check before coming to be sure the retreat will occur. To do so and for more information, send an email to Marjorie George at
No charge for this event.

Merton Contemplative Group
Meets most Wednesdays, noon to 1 pm, September to May. The small group reads one of Thomas Merton’s writings or another selection silently then discusses it using contemplative dialogue. For more information or to see if the group is meeting on a particular date, email
No charge for this event.

Fees for events offered at Cathedral Park may vary dependent on costs such as presenter, food, accommodations, etc. We aim to keep fees low so that everyone may participate.

Other events we recommend


Spiritual Practices from the Desert Mothers
At Oblate Seminary, San Antonio
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for 9 weeks
Begins Sept 19.
Learn about the desert mothers (Ammas) and explore the practices their lives and sayings offer us.
Presenters: The Rev. Mary Earle and Rosalyn Falcon Collier. For the information: 



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