2019 Lent at The Well

Tickets now on sale for our 2019 Lent at The Well gathering. Click here to be redirected to EventBrite where you can purchase the tickets.  The Well 2019 Pre-Lenten Gathering Theme: Searching for and Maintaining Peace Saturday, March 2 8:00 AM – Noon The day will begin with 8:00 AM Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral celebrated by Read more about 2019 Lent at The Well[…]

Save the Date! The Well (pre) Lenten Gathering

You are invited to save the date for Saturday, March 2 and join us as we spiritually prepare to enter into the Lenten season. Based on the work of Fr. Jacques Philippe, we will begin a conversation on how to achieve and maintain peace of heart, especially when we find ourselves confronted with circumstances provoking anxiety and restlessness.

Podcast 6: Keeping Our Prayer Habits Beyond Lent with guest Katie Patrizio

Katie Patrizio joins Lisa once again. Topics addressed in this episode: How to keep the prayer habits developed this Lent into the Easter season and beyond. Spiritual direction — what is it and do we need it? Strategies for navigating through times of spiritual desolation. Listen Tune in to The Water Jar by clicking the play arrow Read more about Podcast 6: Keeping Our Prayer Habits Beyond Lent with guest Katie Patrizio[…]

A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross

Our Holy Week reflection is courtesy Mary Conway. “Crucify him! Crucify him!” I hate these words. Every year as we stand and read the account of Christ’s Passion on Palm Sunday I choke on these words. I grow weary of repeating them. Just once I want to break free from the script and defend him Read more about A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross[…]

Podcast 4: On Cultivating Silence with guest Kara Storey

Our special guest on Podcast 4 is Kara Storey. In his book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah, he states that silence is the chief means that enables a spirit of prayer. “Developing a taste for prayer,” he confides, “is probably the first and foremost battle of our age.” In this digital age, if our interior Read more about Podcast 4: On Cultivating Silence with guest Kara Storey[…]

Embracing Martyrdom

Author’s Bio: Brooke Miller loves words. Right now, she is pondering this quote, “The fatherly and holy conversation between God and man … The child is invited to it; the mystic finds full outlet in it” (Pope Paul VI). She enjoys Saturday morning workouts with her husband Dane, playing football with her young boys, and Read more about Embracing Martyrdom[…]

Podcast 3: Hearing God’s Voice, Prayer Postures and “Counting” Mass

In Episode 3 of The Water Jar, Katie Patrizio joins Lisa Schmidt at The Well once again and they dip into the mailbag and answer questions from 1% Challenge™ participants. Tune in and hear the conversation around these questions: How do you know when God is speaking to you in prayer? What are some helpful Read more about Podcast 3: Hearing God’s Voice, Prayer Postures and “Counting” Mass[…]

Podcast 2: Week 2 of the 1% Challenge™ – Distractions!

In this episode of The Water Jar, Katie Patrizio joins us again as we chat about DISTRACTIONS. Do you find it hard to focus in prayer? Do you find the stuff of life, from the mundane to the monumental, keeps taking your focus away from Jesus? We discuss how to deal with different types of Read more about Podcast 2: Week 2 of the 1% Challenge™ – Distractions![…]