In honor of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12), Bonnie Shaw provides our December reflection and shares how three special friends have drawn her closer to Our Lady.
“No, you’re not a household name, but you are called to spread His word and love in your circle of influence. We’re not expected to be remembered by generations to come, but certainly you can leave your mark on your own generation.” – Cindy Clefisch As All Saints Day brings the stories of the heroes Read more about My Insignificant Life[…]
“Do you have a favorite saint that few people have ever heard of? Perhaps a story of one of the famous ones most people wouldn’t know? I invite you to tell that story! Because when we know the stories of the Saints, the Litany transforms from a monotonous intonation of names into fond remembrance of friends.” Here is Mary Conway’s family story. What’s yours?
“In every teardrop is the heart’s desire. With spiritual mystery, Jesus will fulfill my desires in ways unimaginable. Yes, having reviewed her resume, I found St. Therese to be a great asset to Team Nelson.” – Julie Nelson
We welcome a new voice to The Water Jar podcast. Sue Smith joins Lisa Schmidt on Episode 10 to discuss our response in the face of a troubled Church. Sue is wife to Patrick, mom to seven (their oldest son Nick is a seminarian for Diocese of Des Moines), and all are parishioners at St. Augustin in Read more about Episode 10: Our Response in the Face of a Troubled Church[…]
In our recent episode of The Water Jar podcast, Molly Myers debuted a fun new segment, Music for The People. Sing, dance, and pray along with her Summertime with The Well playlist
“In union with the Sacrifice of the Mass and your own personal prayer, may you know more deeply that you amaze the God of the universe.” Lovely thoughts to ponder courtesy Brooke Miller in her latest contribution on The Well’s blog. “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed…” (Matthew 8:10). I read this phrase for Read more about Linger Here and Rest[…]
How did Destiny Welsh end up in a small chapel inside a home in the country of Iceland with six nuns and a priest? (Well, hello … her name is Destiny after all!) She gives us a front row seat into her latest adventure. Read on! I left my hostel at 7:15 AM even though Read more about Breaking Through the Clouds[…]
Our June blogpost comes from Julie Nelson. I have lived most of my life constantly striving for self-improvement. As I blew out the birthday candles marking my midlife, I hit a wall, straight on, head first, stop me in my tracks type of wall. I have always been a seeker, a learner. I would hunker Read more about Be Joyful In Your Littleness[…]
Our May reflection is courtesy Bonnie Shaw. Sitting on the cork floor of the parish hall during EDGE youth group one Wednesday in March, Scott Froyen’s words during his saint presentation captured my attention. He was speaking of St. Katherine Drexel, a wealthy American heiress who dedicated herself to work among American Indians and African Read more about Uncovering a Legacy[…]