Welcome to Confluence:
A Center for Spirituality

We are a “roofless” community in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri dedicated to helping people deepen and enrich their spiritual lives. Confluence joins each person’s journey by providing opportunities and resources for spiritual formation.

3 Women Mystics: 

Their Lives & Divine Lovestyles

Exploring Devotional Intimacy with 

Thérèse, Julian & Mechthild

Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00 am-1:00 pm   -   $30

Offered by Confluence A Center for Spirituality at

Mercy Conference & Retreat Center

2039 N. Geyer Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131

These 4-hours will offer seekers an introduction to a rainbow of women religious.

Thérèse of Lisieux (“the Little Flower,” France, 1873-1897), Julian of Norwich (England, 1342-c.1416), and Mechthild of Magdeburg (Germany, c.1207-c.1282) share more than one might expect.

After learning of their lives and main tenets, the group will playfully match writings with authors to discern their similarities and differences. 

To meet the needs of various temperaments, our engagement time with mystical texts will offer opportunity and prompts for creative response or further study, alone, with a partner, or in a small group — with a final gathering for debriefing, sharing as desired, discussion, and a mystic-inspired prayer.

The Rev. Dr. Emily Hillquist Davis and Sabine McDowell will host the event presented by Confluence: A Center for Spirituality.

Registration ends at midnight on Monday, April 15.

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/women-mystics-their-lives-divine-lovestyles-therese-julian-mechthild-tickets-857354429177 

“Our quest is not a new one…”

We are glad you found us. As you view these pages we invite you to join us in our quest to know more fully the God who has created and called us into being. Our quest is not a new one. More than 1,600 years ago St. Augustine wrote, “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.” (Confessions 1.1.1)

Augustine’s words ring just as true today as they did all those years ago. If you find these pages speaking to you, we would welcome your presence with us on the journey to find our “rest” in the One who is the Source of all Life.