The Heritage Center is more than just a place.
It is a sacred place that holds the story of the Congregation, told through the stories of the individuals who have participated in the mission of Jesus, through the ministries of the Congregation. It is also physical spaces that are of historical significance to the Congregation:the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, the exhibit, “A Life for God and a Heart for Others,” the Convent Cemetery, the Brackenridge/Sweet House, and the “Blue Hole,” the headwaters of the San Antonio River.
A Life for God & a Heart for Others
The exhibit of the Heritage Center of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word tells the story of the Congregation through the stories of the Sisters and their many lay collaborators. "A Life for God and a Heart for Others" shares photographs, text, and videos that bring to life the courageous and visionary journey of the Sisters over the past 150 years.
Promises to Keep
Before the exhibit was created in 2016, the primary source of our history was our archives, and the written history, Promises to Keep.Promises to Keep was written by retired president and chancellor of the University, Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery. Printed copies are limited at this time; access a PDF version of this two-volume history of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word: