Hope in a Season of Infertility:

If you struggle with infertility, you may feel like you’re in a lonely, desert place. But you are not alone!

The Diocese of Columbus and Springs in the Desert are partnering to support couples carrying the cross of infertility with a free morning event at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Parish on June 25, 2022. Come with your spouse or on your own to pray, be uplifted, and experience friendship with others on this same path. Following Mass at 8:30 am, we will share a light breakfast, hear inspiring, short reflections from several speakers, and have opportunities to build community with those experiencing a similar season of life.

It is our honor to walk with you!

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Springs in the Media

“Bearing the cross of infertility – Springs in the Desert retreat walks with couples, individuals”
By Jennifer Barton. Today’s Catholic, April 5, 2022

“Central PA Voices 3/14/2022”
Hear Ann Koshute on Holy Family Radio WHYF AM720, March 14, 2022

“Offering Hope for Those Struggling with Infertility, Catholic Ministry Plans Morning of Reflection in Harrisburg”
By Jen Reed. The Catholic Witness, March 3, 2022

Called to the Joy of Love: “Fortifying Married Couples”
By Ann Koshute and Kimberly Henkel. USCCB YouTube Channel, February 7, 2022

“Reflection – September 22, 2021”
By Anna McKeever. FaithND, September 22, 2021

Springs in the Desert – 2021 OSV Challenge Finalists Pitch
OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation

“Ministry named a finalist for national award”
The Catholic Times, Diocese of Columbus, September 12, 2021, p. 2

“Finalists named”
Guidelight, The Journal Gazette, September 4, 2021

2021 OSV Challenge Finalists
OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation

“When You’re Infertile, ‘Pregnancy Envy’ Is Actually a Form of Grief”
By Stacey Huneck. Grotto Network, August 2021

“Infertility ministry a semifinalist in business contest”
By Elizabeth Pardi. The Catholic Times, Diocese of Columbus, August 2021

Announcement: OSV Challenge Semi-Finalist!
Springs in the Desert, July 9, 2021

“Did NFP Fail Me?”
By Springs contributor Andrea Mahoney. Managing Your Fertility, July 2, 2021

“2021 OSV Challenge Announces Semi-Finalists and Accelerator Partnership with University of Saint Thomas – Houston”
OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation, June 28, 2021

“Despite My Infertility, I Am Still a Mother’”
By Stacey Huneck. Grotto Network, May 2021

“Mother’s Day retreat gives women with infertility sense of ‘belonging’”
By Gina Christian. Catholic Philly, May 3, 2021

“Reaffirming the holiness of infertility — Retreat aims to support, uplift and affirm couples”
By Jodi Marlin. Today’s Catholic, April 20, 2021

“National Infertility Awareness Week aims to spur conversation on reproductive health”
By Peg Hensler. Trenton Monitor, April 19, 2021

Truth in Charity with Bishop Rhoades: “The Holy Spirit and Human Dignity”
Bishop Rhoades discusses National Infertility Awareness Week, Springs in the Desert, and spiritual parenthood on this episode starting around minute 28.

“Advent retreat helps couples ‘pray through infertility’”
By Gina Christian. CatholicPhilly.com, December 1, 2020

Kresta in the Afternoon Radio Show
With Springs team members Stacey and Phil Huneck. June 19, 2020

“This ministry is hosting a virtual retreat for infertile people on Mother’s Day”
By Mary Farrow. Catholic News Agency, May 8, 2020

“Organization to offer virtual healing retreat for couples struggling with infertility”
By Anne Marie Williams. LiveAction, May 6, 2020