Like a Farmers’ Market: Fresh and Local

The excitement is building around central Iowa for Saturday‚Äôs opening day of the 2017 Des Moines Farmers’ Market. Fresh and Local: urban and rural communities coming together, 300 vendors helping to nourish the community with locally-grown produce and flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally produced baked goods and Iowa-raised meat. The encounter at the Read more about Like a Farmers’ Market: Fresh and Local[…]

Summer at The Well: Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the June 24 Summer at The Well encounter¬†are now on sale. To purchase tickets, please click over to the Whoozin ticket registration system here. The¬†early bird registration rate is $60 through May 22. After, the price increases to $65. The gathering will be held at Palmer Hall in St. Thomas Aquinas in Indianola; Read more about Summer at The Well: Tickets On Sale Now[…]

Ticket Launch Update | 2017 Summer at The Well

“The bigger the dreams God plants in our hearts, the more easily we can become discouraged.”¬† I recently heard that quote while listening to a¬†Fr. Mike Schmitz’ podcast. He was paraphrasing¬†St. Th√©r√®se of Lisieux, and it immediately caught my attention because 1) as those who will attend the summer gathering on June 24 will soon Read more about Ticket Launch Update | 2017 Summer at The Well[…]

Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent

Image Credit: Vanderbilt University Library/Sam Chester If you would have asked me a few days ago, I would have told you, ‚ÄúI hate Lent. I dread it.‚Ä̬†I have been practicing Lenten observances for a relatively short period of time. I‚Äôm a convert to Catholicism, and the other denominations I practiced never made a big deal Read more about Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent[…]

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

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 Read more about Advent at The Well: A Recap and an Exciting Announcement![…]

Register now for Advent at The Well

  Registration is now open for Advent at The Well. Details follow. The Details Tuesday, December 6¬†‚Äď the Feast of St. Nicholas. The event will be held¬†at the¬†Windsor Heights Community Center, just west of Des Moines with easy access off I-235. Doors open at¬†6:45 PM.¬†Programming for Advent at The Well ends at 9:00 PM. Women Read more about Register now for Advent at The Well[…]