Nature’s Daily Inspiration Series – Conservation Easement Reflections: Sr. Sarah Lennon, CCVI

by Dec 18, 2020Blog, Reflections0 comments

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

It is with great joy that I read the Announcement of the “Signing of the Headwaters Easement.” I rejoice with Pam, Sister Stacy, the Board of Directors, Volunteers, and our General Leadership Team on bringing this long-held dream into reality. Now we can acknowledge the Headwaters Sanctuary as a guarded JEWEL of our rich Incarnate Word Legacy – thank you! I can think of no greater gift our Congregation could give to future generations at the close of our Sesquicentennial year.
All creation is a manifestation of God’s eternal LOVE. Nature in all its glory displays a daily invitation to all humanity to contemplate and give praise to our Creator. By establishing the SANCTUARY in perpetuity, the CCVI Congregation has joyfully given this precious gift to the people of our city and state to enjoy and come to a deeper appreciation of God’s gift of creation. Occasionally, in my younger years, especially in the Springtime, I have walked along the Sanctuary’s paths, listened to our feathered friends chant their morning praise, or evening song, stopped to view the simple beauty of a wild flower, felt the gentle breeze and the warmth of the rising sun, or the beauty of its setting. These walks were indeed a spiritually enriching experience and now a precious memory. It is my wish that, into a long future, many families, youth, and children will experience the gift of healing when walking through this nature-space in the heart of San Antonio. Often, I like to think of the Headwaters Sanctuary as our city’s “Garden of Eden”.
In closing this short reflection, I wish to extend a sincere expression of gratitude to the dedicated group of Headwaters Volunteers and Administrative team who have and continue, so diligently, labor to return this space to its original beauty. You are responding with great generosity to the CALL of Pope Francis to CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME – thank you.

Sr. Sarah Lennon, CCVI, Headwaters at Incarnate Word Board Member, 2014-2017.

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

Sr. Sarah Lennon, CCVI, at the Sanctuary entrance with Weir Labatt


On the header, Headwaters Trees.


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