UIW Calendar

Incarnate Word Day Mass


Our Lady's Chapel

4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Incarnate Word Day celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, Mary's "Yes" to God's call. At the Annunciation, an angel sent by God brought the message to Mary that God was asking her to be the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God. When Mary accepted God's offer, the Word (God) became one of us. God became "incarnate," with a body like ours; hence the name Incarnate Word. Because of His resurrection, the Incarnate Word continues to dwell among us. 

Each year, the University sets aside a week for special celebrations of the mission. The usual celebration of our Incarnate Word Day Mass is on the Feast of the Annunciation (which is the major feast of the Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as well as of the University). However, because the 25th fell on Palm Sunday this year - the beginning of Holy Week - our Incarnate Word Day Mass will be celebrated today, April 10, 2018 at our noon Mass.

The program for the week varies. A special liturgy is always part of the week as is the awarding of the university’s CCVI Spirit Award. The CCVI Spirit Award was inaugurated in 1993 to recognize a member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has demonstrated in service to the University and/or to the broader civic community, the spirit of the founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The mission of the University flows directly from this spirit.

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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018


Brenda Dimas

Phone: 210-829-3128