Nature’s Daily Inspiration Series – Conservation Easement Reflections: Sr. Mary Henry, CCVI

by Jan 5, 2021Blog, Reflections0 comments

Protection in perpetuity for the only nature sanctuary in the heart of San Antonio.

I love water! I’m from Texas, and grew up being taken to all kinds of water, from the Guadalupe and Frio rivers, to cattle tanks on a ranch in Rocksprings, Texas, to the Gulf Coast and Padre Island, and all the lakes surrounding San Antonio.
In 2001, I was introduced to the Osage River near Jefferson City, Missouri. I’ve spent many a holiday and summer vacations on the banks of the Osage, learning all the ways to fish for Catfish: jugging, tight lining, and using a rod & reel, with perch, worms, and wieners for bait.
Water is where I go to play, relax, and pray. There is nothing like the stillness of nature, with the sounds of water, accompanied by summer bugs, the wind in the trees, and a chorus of birds.
I have been very fortunate to receive these gifts of water. Many are not so fortunate, and the future of the availability of water is threatened, on a local to a global scale. When an entity can take the bold steps to preserve and insure the future life of one body of water, we must celebrate. I celebrate with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the Headwaters at Incarnate Word for taking a leap of faith, and leadership, in placing the Headwaters within an easement. Thank you.

Sor Adriana Calzada Vazquez, CCVI.

We invite you to find more information on Headwaters at Incarnate Word’s Facebook page.


On the header, Sr. Mary Henry, one lucky day at the Osage River.


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