Lent Week 5: Peace and Perfectionism

Finding peace when struggling to make decisions, embracing our nothingness, seeking joy in the “hidden years,” and the connection between gratitude and peace. All that and more as we continue The Well’s Lenten series on Searching for and Maintaining Peace.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace, Lent Week 3: Abandon yourself anyway!

Tons of wisdom from the podcast team in this episode covering chapters 5-10 in Searching for and Maintaining Peace. The ladies share on a variety of topics from opening “dirty laundry rooms” for Jesus, allowing the Good Shepherd to lead us to restful waters, how to journey with loved ones who are suffering, and rendering our hearts at the foot of the cross. Come, listen and join in the conversation by sharing your takeaways.

On Thorns and Crowns

“Our suffering is not unknown but precious to the one who would unite it to His own, if we would only take it willingly from his hand. Then we could wear this suffering as a crown, and carry it for the Lord all that kingly way to Calvary.” Mary Conway shares a most thought-provoking post today at the blog. What is your thorn – that thing that just won’t give no matter how many things you try? And what is the Lord asking you to do with this thorn? Read on.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Week 2: Delicacies of Love, Regaining Confidence in God

The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. Come, join and follow along with The Well this Lent. More information about the study can be found here: https://www.thewelldesmoines.com/2019-lent-at-the-well/2019-lenten-book-study/

In this second week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 23-36 covering chapters 1-4. Humans have lost confidence in God, trying to find happiness on our own and consequently becoming unhappy in the process. We must regain our lost confidence by believing in Divine Providence. In his book, Fr. Jacques brings to light two principal obstacles preventing us from regaining confidence. The podcast team discusses these two obstacles in this episode.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Week 1: Goodwill, A Necessary Condition for Peace

The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book “Searching for and Maintaining Peace” by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. This first week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 3-20. The podcast team of Julie Nelson, Bonnie Shaw, Becca Bahl, Christine Hilbert, and Lisa Schmidt discuss the central themes of these pages during this episode. Tune in and join the discussion over at www.thewelldesmoines.com

2019 Lenten Book Study

We are reading, reflecting on, and discussing Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. On Saturday, March 2, nearly two hundred women attended Lent at The Well where our speakers all touched on the topic of peace. The talks from that gathering Read more about 2019 Lenten Book Study[…]

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.