Women’s Retreat 2019

Come, Relax, & Take Time for Yourself

  • Join the sisters of Ladue Chapel
  • Connect with women of the Bible
  • Be mindful in a safe and nurturing environment

Session 1: Thirsting for Treasure

Reflections offered on Gen 21:8–21, the story of Hagar and Ishmael sent away. Dr. Waters will help us chart our course through our own journeys. Our first session will be a time to integrate our own experiences with our theme of women at wells by taking up a unique spiritual practice Sonia will bring us!

Session 2: Steeped in Scripture

Lectio Divina is an age-old practice of prayerfully engaging with biblical texts. Sonia will be our guide as we dive into the famous text of Jesus and the Samaritan woman, John 4:1–26. This is a time to surrender in prayer and to be uplifted by the power of Scripture.

Session 3: Wells of Worth

Dr. Waters will work with the Samaritan woman text to draw out wells of meaning. Her insight will be coupled with group discussion to open up the text to the many female voices present.

When is the retreat?

Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2019

On Friday, arrive as early as 3:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Our evening session will begin at 7:30 p.m. Later Friday evening, we will enjoy social time with refreshments.

On Saturday, we will conclude no later than 2:00 p.m.


Mercy Retreat Center

2039 North Geyer Road

Saint Louis, MO 63131


The Rev. Anastassia Sharpe at 314-993-4771 ext 123 or via email.

Friday, January 25

3:00-5:30 p.m.—Registration and check-in

5:30-6:15 p.m.—Dinner is served

6:15-7:00 p.m.—Introduction by Dr. Waters

7:00-7:30 p.m.—Break

7:30-9:00 p.m.— Evening program: Session 1

9:00 p.m.—Social time

Saturday, January 26

7:00 a.m.—Coffee’s on and available in the

dining room.

7:30-8:30 a.m.—Breakfast is served

8:30-9:00 a.m.—Break to pack up

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.— Day commuters arrive and morning program begins: Session 2

10:00-10:30 p.m.—Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Program resumes: Session 3

12:00-12:45 p.m.—Lunch is served

1:00 p.m.—Closing worship

2:00 p.m.—Our time together ends


Entire Retreat Package:

Friday dinner, evening session, evening fellowship; Saturday breakfast, morning session, lunch, afternoon session, closing worship

Single occupancy: $120

Double occupancy: $100

Commuter Packages:

Friday Dinner, evening session, evening fellowship, closing worship: $35

Saturday Morning session, lunch, afternoon session, closing worship: $35 

Weekend Friday dinner, evening session, evening fellowship; Saturday breakfast, morning session, lunch, afternoon session, closing worship: $80

Please fill out the form below to register for the 2019 Women’s Retreat.

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