Empowering Women to Live Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually Abundant Lives.

Founded in 1982, as a natural outgrowth of the historical commitment to the education of women demonstrated by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence and the university, the Center for Women in Church and Society at our Lady of the Lake University is anchored in two fundamental beliefs:  that all beings are valuable, sacred, and deserving of respect and care; and that where women thrive, all of God's creation thrives.  Thus, we exist to provide an environment--physical, spiritual, and virtual--in which campus and community women support each other in living lives of physical, mental, and spiritual abundance, and in which we join with men of our campus and community to advocate for systems and policies that enable lives of abundance for women around the world.   

You are invited to be a part of the community that is the Center for Women in Church and Society. Students, faculty, staff, Sisters, alumni, and community members all will find a space where the spirit of activism, social justice, respect, and equality guides continuing personal, professional, spiritual, civic, and educational development. Join us around the kitchen table or in our comfortable living room for a retreat or dialogue and discussion on women’s social, political, economic, and spiritual issues. For more information, explore our website, follow us on Facebook, contact us with your questions or ideas, or come by Elliott House for a hot or cold beverage and a moment of serenity.

Contact Us
   Dr. Kimberly D. Barnett Gibson, Director
   Phone:  210-431-3910
   Fax: 210-431-4025
 Location:  Elliott House
   Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Save the Dates
(all events listed here are open to the public) 

March 06, 2014 4:30-8:30
Can We Talk About Human Trafficking in Our Backyard?
Bright Shawl Restaurant
819 Augusta Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
Pre-register for $25 by 2/24/14 or pay $35 at the door.

March 18, 2014 9:00-11:00pm
Women's History Movie Night
Our Lady of the Lake University
Elliott House

April 30, 2014 4:30-8:00pm
Human Rights Challenges: Focus on Bangladesh Factories
Whitley Theological Center
Oblate School of Theology
285 Oblate Drive; San Antonio, TX 78216
$50 per ticket; Pre-registration by April 7, 2014 Required

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