Lenten Women's Retreat: Springs of Living Water
Friday, March 17, 2023, 5:00 PM
Springs of Living Water – Listening to our Lives for the Healing of the World
Hosted by the Episcopal Church of St. Michael & St. George
Friday, March 17 / 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 / 8 a.m.
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
2039 N. Geyer Road, St. Louis
or contact Laurie Brown.
The God of the universe comes to us in our everyday lives, tenderly meeting us just as we are with an invitation to say yes to what is. As we have the courage to embrace our lives we discover, like the woman at the well, streams of living water filling us to overflowing. We become one with divine Love, bringing healing to the world around us.
We invite you to join us in a time of listening, reflection, and connection as we listen to the God of Love in our own lives, in each other’s lives, and for the healing of our world.
Retreat begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17 with a hospitality hour, dinner at 6 p.m., first session at 7 p.m. Friday ends with Compline at 8:30 p.m. Saturday begins with breakfast at 8 a.m., first session at 9 a.m., lunch at noon, retreat ends with Eucharist at 2:30 p.m.
We hope you will join us for this meaningful retreat! Scholarships are available. Dinner, breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the price of the retreat. A single room is $150, double room is $135, commuter is $100, student rate is $75. Scholarships are available.
The Retreat Leaders
The Rev. Elizabeth Jameson
Throughout her life and career, Elizabeth Jameson has been committed to nurturing spiritual growth, fostering community, and saying ‘yes’ to love by putting Christ and Christ’s love at the center.
Elizabeth served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary now Bexley-Seabury, the Curate and Associate Rector of Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, and ultimately as the Rector of St. Simon’s in Arlington Heights.
Elizabeth has a Masters of Divinity degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Harvard University. In 2016-2018, Elizabeth participated in the Living School through the Center for Action and Contemplation, led by the faculty Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley. Engagement with wisdom teachers, mystics, spiritual practices and community grounded her life, as well as her ministry.
In the last four years, in a season of profound loss and suffering, Elizabeth has experienced how contemplative teachings and spiritual practices can infuse us with strength and resilience and open a well of joy that is sufficient to hold immense grief and suffering. After residual complications from a traumatic brain injury in 2018 which led to her resignation from active ministry and learning to live with a disability, Elizabeth learned the value of acceptance. Following the tragic death of her beloved 18-year-old child, Bee, by suicide this past summer, Elizabeth experienced a Love that has sustained her.
Sharing a message of unshakeable joy is her passion and ministry as she continues to expand her capacity to hold the beauty and suffering of this life.
Today, Elizabeth lives in Estes Park, Colorado with her husband, Jim. She has a son graduating from the University of Illinois, and a stepson in Austin, TX. She loves her black lab mix, Bailey, and hiking, traveling in their travel trailer and spending time with friends and family.
Leslie’s life and career have been focused on helping people discover the unique gifts and capacities that are theirs to contribute to making our world a more beloved community.
Through her work as an independent facilitator, consultant, and guide, Leslie has partnered with leaders of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to provide counsel and training in organizational development, board development, strategic planning, and leadership. In support of her leadership work, Leslie has written an Amazon best-selling book entitled Finding Time to Lead: Seven Practices to Unleash Outrageous Potential.
Leslie has a bachelor’s degree in English and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis where she served on the National Council for the Undergraduate Experience for more than twenty years.
Leslie cares deeply about engagement, leadership, and the kinds of shared experiences that lead to real change in individuals, groups, and organizations. Her warm approachability reflects an integration of her professional experiences and her personal experiences with parenting remarkable children who struggle with anxiety, trauma, self-harm, mental health challenges and suicidality.
She is married to Dan Rubright, a musician and composer. In addition to a collection of children and grandchildren that she has gathered along the way, Leslie has a daughter, Grace, who is studying art in Chicago, and a stepson, Aidan, who is finding his way in a challenging world.
or with Laurie Brown.