Join us for a 3-hour retreat designed to help women carve out time to be with the Lord and learn what it means to have a “Date with the Divine.”
During this retreat we will take a deep dive into understanding the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, pray together, and have the opportunity to quiet our minds and sit with the Lord, as we create a painting that honors the Divine Mercy. (No artistic skills necessary; this will be a guided practice.) This retreat will also include a special guest who will share her date with the Divine and the first time she encountered Christ.
This retreat is for women of all backgrounds and experiences to journey together to grow in Christ's love and Mercy.
Check back for more information on these upcoming dates.
AFTERNOON RETREAT: MOMENTS WITH MARY
Learn aboutdifferent 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.
COMMUNITY: PRAY AND PLAY IN THE PARK
Family Rosary and picnic. More information to come.
AFTERNOON RETREAT: TOPIC TBA
More information to come.
Who We Are
Anchored is a new 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 with 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 and community building.
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 andmother 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.
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.
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
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.
Are you interested in supporting our Lenten Afternoon Retreat?
We are looking for sponsors for our snack bar, guest gift bags, and more. Sponsorships begin at $20.00 and include advertisement opportunities for your business.
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.