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 is wife to Deacon Joel, mom to four, proud Iowan, and a lifelong Catholic with a heart for improving the quality of life for families. She earned a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University, and worked as an assistant city manager in the Des Moines metro area before “retiring” to come home and care for her children. Lisa has since steadily immersed herself in the work of the new evangelization through writing, speaking, and most recently founding The Well women’s ministry. She enjoys watching sports, singing praise and worship music, and gathering with family and friends for coffee and conversation. The Schmidts’ church home is St. Pius X in Urbandale, Iowa.