Advent at The Well: A Recap and an Exciting Announcement!

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To the 160+ women who came out on a cold night during a busy season for Advent at The Well, thank you! To those who couldn’t attend due to other obligations, we missed you. Here are a few bits and pieces from the evening.

I’ve been asked several times: Was Katie Patrizio’s talk recorded? Yes! Katie’s talk was recorded and can be listened below or through the SoundCloud app, available for download via iTunes or Google Play.

Another popular question: What is the name of the book Katie referenced in her talk? It’s Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Father Jacques Philippe (a great stocking stuffer?).

Emily Schmid provided a beautiful soundtrack during our event. She shared a one-line prayer that resonated with many: God grant me the grace to respond to your call to love. 

Finally, we announced details for Summer at The Well. Please save the date for Saturday, June 24 at the historic and newly renovated Younkers Tea Room in downtown Des Moines. How exciting that our next summer event will be held in a location worthy of a New York Times article! Look for registration details around March, and in the meantime, stay in the loop by subscribing to The Well’s latest updates.

Author: Lisa Schmidt

Lisa Schmidt, founder and executive director of The Well, is wife to Joel, mom to four, and fan of all things Cyclones, Cubs, and dark roast coffee. Lisa enjoys living the liturgical year in her home, singing praise and worship music, and gathering with family and friends for coffee and conversation.

4 thoughts on “Advent at The Well: A Recap and an Exciting Announcement!

  • Such a cozy night, laughing, learning and preparing my heart for our Savior’s birth. I went home with the right frame of mind. I put less pressure on myself this Christmas and really enjoyed the beautiful blessings of Advent. Thank you!

  • Reflecting on “Advent at The Well”…It was a good time for me to slow down and really think about the true meaning of Christmas…family! Katie was amazing! Looking forward to the upcoming event…”Summer at The Well”!

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