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Moments with Mary Afternoon Retreat:

Join us for a 3-hour retreat designed to help you learn ​more about the Blessed Virgin Mary as a figure of grace, ​obedience, and maternal strength. We will delve into ​the many titles of the Virgin Mary, exploring her ​significant role not only in Catholicism but also in ​various other faiths. We invite you to find a deeper ​connection to the Lady in blue!

This retreat offers a unique opportunity to connect with ​like-minded Catholic women through prayer, reflection, ​and shared stories of faith as we seek a deeper ​relationship with Our Blessed Mother.

The retreat also includes a creative session - we will craft ​our own pieces of jewelry, designed to honor Mary, and ​allowing each participant to create something ​meaningful and personal that reflects her devotion.

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What to Expect

Women fun


like-minded women

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Growth through ​creativity

and art

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Basking in the ​merciful love of ​chri​st

What Are Women Saying?

“I haven’t been on a retreat in ​over 5 years (4 littles at home) ​the “mini” retreat was perfect, ​and I also loved the theme!”

“I found a thirst for Christ I ​didn’t know was there!”

“I loved the opportunity to listen ​to the reflections and journal ​afterward. Loved the art activity- ​something to take home with ​me.”

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We’ve got big plans ahead!

Check back for more information on these upcoming dates.




Learn about different titles of the Blessed Mother and what Catholics, Christians ​and other world religions say about the BVM. We’ll also be learning how to make ​resin jewelry that honors her! Location TBA.






Family Rosary and picnic. More information to come.


More information to come.

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Who We Are

Anchored is a Catholic women’s ministry in San Antonio that offers short spiritual retreats and community-​​building opportunities for women of all ages. Our retreats are designed to foster faith, growth, and ​community ​through a variety of activities, including talks, small group work, creative and artistic ​time, and meditation - all ​centered on growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to provide a space for women throughout San Antonio and beyond, to connect w​ith one another and ​with God, deepen their faith, and leave feeling renewed and inspired. We welcome women of all backgrounds ​and experiences to join us on this journey of spiritual growth a​nd community building.

Mandi-bre Watson


Mandi-bre Watson is a motivational speaker, ​writer, and passionate follower of Jesus. ​Through her writing and speaking, she tries to ​be a beacon of hope as she points people to ​the Savior. She is a devoted wife and mother ​to 4 amazing children. Additionally, she owns ​a small marketing company and is the owner ​of an online boutique, Veiled in Love, where ​she sells her handmade veils. She is a ​certified Spiritual Companion through Oblate ​School of Theology and an active member of ​St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. To book ​a speaking event or to learn more about ​Mandi-bre, visit www.mbwatson.com.

Mary Claire Scholl


Mary Claire Scholl is an artist, designer, ​singer, and lifelong Catholic. She is the ​owner of 12th and Blossom, a faith-based ​online boutique selling watercolor art, ​jewelry, and gifts inspired by the Catholic ​faith. She is also an illustrator for Into the ​Deep Catholic Catechesis books. Mary Claire ​holds a degree in Psychology from the ​University of Dallas, and loves the practice of ​combining art and spirituality to find a ​deeper connection to God. When not ​painting and creating, she is spending her ​time with her husband, Mike, and their two ​children. Follow Mary Claire on social media ​at @12thandBlossom or @maryclairescholl.

Carey McQueeney


Carey McQueeney is a Cradle Catholic who ​has made the transition from a multifamily ​luxury leasing professional to a stay at home ​mom. She has a passion for serving her family ​and her community. She has been actively ​involved in organizing and leading community ​events, such as Habitat for Humanity, and ​study groups, and has a genuine zeal for ​connecting with others. Carey strives to ​inspire and uplift those around her and has ​witnessed in her own life, how the ​transformative power of the Gospel can ​change people. She is eager to spread the ​message of love, grace, and redemption to ​women everywhere.

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Are you interested in supporting our Divine Mercy Afternoon Retreat?

Sponsorships begin at $20.00 and include advertisement opportunities for your ​business. Please contact us at anchoredsatx@gmail.com.

We are currently looking for sponsors for:

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Door Prize Giveaways

Special Thanks to Second Act Productions!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring? Nothing! If you’d like, you can bring your rosary along to use as we pray the Divine ​Mercy Chaplet, but you won’t need anything else.

Is there food? Absolutely! We’ll provided light bites, coffee, tea, and water. We understand some women ​may have given up the sweeter things in life for their Lenten sacrifice, so we will have plenty of options on ​hand…but no fish!

Can I bring a friend? Absolutely, but they must pre-register through our website. We only have room to ​accommodate 35 retreatants, so we ask that all women register ahead of time.

How old should you be to attend? Adult women, ages 18 and older are welcome.

Can I bring my kids? Nursing babies are welcome. Please leave toddlers and older children at home this ​time.

Do you have to be Catholic to attend? No, all are welcome, though we may be discussing facets of the ​Catholic faith during the retreat and in small group discussions.

Are there plans for more events? Yes! We have a vast ocean of plans ahead of us. Please continue to watch ​our social media pages to stay in the know about future events.

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