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, “I hate Lent. I dread it.” I have been practicing Lenten observances for a relatively short period of time. I’m 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 – 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[…]

Save the Date for Advent at The Well

Save the date for Advent at The Well, an evening of reflection on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The planning team is still finalizing details, but here’s what we know. Tuesday, December 6 – 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 Read more about Save the Date for Advent at The Well[…]

A Shout-Out to The Well’s Generous Sponsors

One of our guiding principles here at The Well is to strengthen and build up the local community. That goal extends to the group of sponsors and donors we selectively approached to help us financially launch. The Well wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the businesses and entities highlighted below. Giving them a proper shout-out is well Read more about A Shout-Out to The Well’s Generous Sponsors[…]

An Invitation to Feed the Little Sheep

The Des Moines faith community recently celebrated the long and fruitful life of a dearly beloved priest, Father Jim Kiernan. Given he was retired, he was a frequent “sub” at various churches around town, and many had the opportunity to encounter him. Since his death, I’ve been reflecting and revisiting various messages he’s delivered in Read more about An Invitation to Feed the Little Sheep[…]

More tickets available for The Well!

The planning team and I are grateful — the excitement for The Well is building. Given the waiting list grows by the day, we are happy to report that 100 more tickets will go on sale Monday, May 2 at 9:00AM (central) at this link here. Ticket price is $70. First come, first serve. Once this Read more about More tickets available for The Well![…]

The Well – Sold Out in 40 Days!

Tickets for The Well 2016 summer gathering are currently SOLD-OUT! We sold out in forty days. 40! As in the number of days of the great flood, the number of years the people of Israel wandered in the wilderness before reaching the promised land, the number of days Jesus was tempted by the devil in the Read more about The Well – Sold Out in 40 Days![…]