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.



Holy Week in the Pavilion

Take time to be still during Holy Week, April 15-19, in the serene and peaceful surroundings of Cathedral Park at the Bishop Jones Center.

All events in the pavilion.


Mon, April 15, 9 am, bird walk with Patty Leslie Pasztour.

Email or text Paula Butt to reserve a space:; 210-387-4900.

Tues, April 16, 9 am, Morning Prayer in the pavilion.

Wed, April 17, 9 am, centering prayer and meditation.

Thurs, April 18, 5 pm, mindful yoga, followed by foot washing in the springs.

Fri, April 19, noon, Good Friday prayers and silence.

Or come on your own; visitors are welcome any time. Gates are open Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. If gates are closed, enter by rock stairs left of entrance gate.

Find walking meditations, prayers, poems here.

Questions? Marjorie George at or 210-857-5387.



Faith and Art Workshops

Many of us are afraid of art because we think we have no talent or facility for it. In this series, art will be about the process and seeing what we discover about ourselves and our God, rather than on creating works worthy of an art gallery.  Our creator God participates with us in the process.

The workshops will be held in the Mission Room at the Bishop Jones Center, (111 Torcido, San Antonio, 78209) surrounded by the beautiful and sacred grounds of Cathedral Park. Participants are invited to bring their lunch and wander the grounds at their own pace following the workshops.



A Morning of Journaling and Poetry – led by Carla Pineda

Friday, April 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Use journaling and  poetry (no experience necessary) as a pathway for connection to the sacred. Breathing, writing, connecting, taking time out for self renewal. Cost $25. Register at beginning Feb. 15.


Stopping the Chatter: Art-making as Contemplative Practice led by Leslie Mixson

Saturday, April 13, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Artist, sculptor and writer Frederick Franck wrote, “You can only see when the chatter stops.” This workshop will offer guided activities to quiet the mind. Discover new ways of seeing through drawing and printmaking. Cost $30. Limited to 10 participants. Register at beginning Feb. 15.


Praying with Paint – led by Jacqui Read

Saturday, April 27, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Jacqui will lead participants through a short meditation time, using paint as a medium for visual prayer. No experience is necessary, and no one will critique the art. It’s all about the process.Cost $25. Register at beginning Feb. 15.



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.





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