Springs in the Desert is a Catholic ministry devoted to helping women and couples struggling with infertility to process and move beyond their grief to find the fruitfulness God has planned for their marriage. We hope our Springs in the Desert community can provide refreshment for your soul as you find others who share in your same suffering. Instead of suffering the additional pain of isolation, please know there is a place where others can identify with your struggle, providing solace and solidarity. You are not alone. You are not meant to bear this Cross on your own.

The founders, Kimberly Henkel, Ph.D. and Ann Koshute, M.T.S., met while studying at the John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. After discovering their shared struggle with infertility, they decided to work together to help other women and couples work through this same struggle. Their first article, “Springs in the Desert: Infertility, Accompaniment, and Fruitfulness” appears in the online Humanum Review, the Quarterly Review of the John Paul II Institute’s Office of Cultural and Pastoral Formation. They are currently working on a parish study guide, as well as leading Springs in the Desert retreats for women and couples around the country.