christi

Engage Austin volunteer day in our Healing Garden

On Sunday October 21st, 28 University of Texas students participating in Engage Austin volunteered in our Healing Garden! To those students – I want to thank you, on behalf of everyone at The Christi Center, for supporting our organization through volunteering! Engage Austin was a one-day volunteer and service-learning collaborative effort between the Longhorn Center …

Engage Austin volunteer day in our Healing Garden Read More »

Día de Los Muertos: A Mexican Celebration of the Deceased

Evolution of the Holiday The origins of the modern Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday go back to the ancient Aztecs, the collection of ethnic groups that lived in what is today Mexico. It was originally a month-long celebration overseen by and dedicated to Mictecacihuatl (pronounced ‘Meek-teka-see-wahdl’ or ‘Meek-teka-kee-wadl’), one of the …

Día de Los Muertos: A Mexican Celebration of the Deceased Read More »

Connecting with nature in The Christi Center's Healing Garden to heal grief

One of the greatest challenges of life, after the shattering experience of losing a loved one, is recreating a new life without them. Creating, maintaining, and spending time in a garden and reconnecting with nature not only helps in the transformation, it also brings a sense of peace and clarity amidst the chaos of powerful …

Connecting with nature in The Christi Center's Healing Garden to heal grief Read More »

From Austin to Peru, “I want to be a part of something like this.”

Clara Hester interned at The Christi Center during the summer of 2011 and is now living and working in Peru! As an intern I was responsible for a variety of tasks, which helped me to better understand how a small non-profit organization like The Christi Center works. I was also provided with a lot of …

From Austin to Peru, “I want to be a part of something like this.” Read More »

Scroll to Top