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How to Human: A Women’s Retreat with Alice Connor

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - March 30 @ 3:00 pm


The women of St. Barnabas, Montgomery, are holding a retreat at Transfiguration Spirituality Center (469 Albion Ave., Cincinnati) with the Rev. Alice Connor, an Episcopal priest and a college chaplain. The retreat will begin Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m., or as soon as work allows, and finishes Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. The retreat will include three meals, three sessions, time for meditation and reflection, fellowship, and a closing Eucharist. Please bring overnight necessities and anything you can’t live without for 24 hours.

The retreat is themed around Alice’s upcoming book, How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World. Sessions include:  Take People Seriously, Consider the Damn Lilies, and Say the Thing and Ask for What You Need.

Alice also wrote Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation,and she co-wrote an article for the Journal for the Study of the New Testament called “Mantic Mary? The Virgin Mother as Prophet in Luke 1:26-56 and the Early Church.” That’s academic-speak for “Hey, maybe Mary the mother of Jesus was more than a mom and actually had a word of challenge to speak to us? Just sayin’.”

Alice is also a certified enneagram teacher and a stellar pie-maker. She lives for challenging conversations and has a high tolerance for awkwardness. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two kids, a dog, and no cats.

The cost is $98 to cover 3 meals and an overnight stay. Please contact Pastor Nancy at clergy@st-barnabas.org by Sunday, March 17 to register.


March 29 @ 4:00 pm
March 30 @ 3:00 pm
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Transfiguration Spirituality Center
495 Albion Ave
Glendale, Ohio 45246
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