Links for You and Your Spouse

Video Content

Virtual Retreats:
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Arise: Virtual Mother’s Day Retreat

Belonging: Virtual Mother’s Day Retreat

Springs of Hope: Virtual Mother’s Day Retreat

Walking with Christ: A Desert Pilgrimage

Chosen for this Cross: A Desert Pilgrimage

Praying Through Infertility: Virtual Advent Retreat

Presentations & Webinars:

Transforming Heartache into Hope: Walking with Couples Experiencing Infertility
A webinar by Ann Koshute for the Catholic Apostolate Center

NFP and Infertility: Finding Fruitfulness in the Desert (Catholic Accompaniment through Infertility)
A virtual workshop presented by Springs in the Desert and Evangelize Boston

Humanae Vitae and the Cross of Infertility
Elizabeth Kirk’s insightful and informative talk from the 2018 Humanae Vitae 50th Anniversary Symposium held at the Catholic University of America.


Springs in the Desert YouTube Channel

Springs in the Desert: Catholic Accompaniment Through Infertility

Enkindle Rosary with the Office of Natural Family Planning, Archdiocese of St. Louis
With Cassi and Ian Durnan, December 7, 2022

Faith and Marriage Today with Springs in the Desert
Hosted by Jason Angelette, September 2022

“Interview with Stacey & Phil Huneck – Creighton Model Users”
By Marise Frangie. YouTube, May 5, 2022

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

Enkindle Rosary with the Office of Natural Family Planning, Archdiocese of St. Louis
With Cassandra Taylor, October 6, 2021

Books & Spiritual Reading

Specific to Infertility:

Waiting with Mary: A Seven Sorrows Devotional for Catholic Women facing Infertility
By Springs in the Desert contributor Kathryn Wood

Under the Laurel Tree: Grieving Infertility with Saints Anna and Joachim
By Nicole Roccas

Twelve Stripes Deep: How Infertility & Other Suffering Delivered My Greatest Joys
By Mary Bruno


The Secret Diary of Elizabeth Leseur
By Elisabeth Leseur

Searching for and Maintaining Peace
By Fr. Jacques Philippe

Interior Freedom
By Fr. Jacques Philippe

Ministries & Spiritual Direction

Visitation of Hearts: Spiritual Direction
From our contributor Andrea Mahoney

Red Bird Ministries
An organization that systematically guides individuals and couples through the complexity and trauma that happens with the loss of a child from pregnancy through adulthood.

The Apostolate of Hannah’s Tears
Offers prayer, support and comfort to the brokenhearted who suffer the pains of infertility at any stage of life, difficult pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, the loss of a child and the adoption process.

PerpetuaLifecare Inc.
For infertility resources and support.

Podcasts & Podcast Episodes

Guestsplaining 040: Dr. Kimberley Henkel on Catholics and Infertility
Godsplaining, January 2023

Kimberly Henkel – “Rays of Hope-New Family Healing Ministries”
Family Sanctuary on St. Gabriel Radio, November 12, 2022

Kimberly Henkel – “From Infertility to New Fruitfulness”
Family Sanctuary on St. Gabriel Radio, November 5, 2022

Ann Koshute of Springs in the Desert on the SRNF Podcast
Philly Nonnatus Podcast, June 2022

God is Always Working in Our Pain with Ann Koshute of Springs in the Desert
Mamas in Spirit Podcast, June 2022

Always Hope Podcast: “Surviving Infertility”
Ann Koshute talks with Dr. Mario Sacasa on this episode of Always Hope

Made for Love Podcast: “Infertility and Relationships, part 1”
With Ann Koshute and Kimberly Henkel

Made for Love Podcast: “Infertility, part 2”
With Ann Koshute and Kimberly Henkel

The Catholic Servant Podcast: “Hope and Healing for Catholics Who Struggle with Infertility”
With Cassandra Taylor

Candid Catholic Convos: “Infertility: How to Find Hope and Community”
With Ann Koshute

Catholic Military Life Podcast: “Kimberly Colby on Infertility in the Military”
with Kim Colby

“Jesus Conversations ~ Springs in the Desert”
Building Through Him – Kingdom Builders Podcast

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.

Made for Love Podcast: “Love That is Fruitful in Infertility”

Made for Love Podcast: “Miscarriage”

Made for Love Podcast: “The Love Languages”

Made for Love Podcast: “The Four Temperaments”

The Hidden Cross of Infertility

Articles in Academic Journals

“A Spring in the Desert: Infertility and Merciful Accompaniment”
By Kimberly Henkel, Ann Koshute, and Stacey Huneck. The Linacre Quarterly, September 2022

“Springs in the Desert: Infertility, Accompaniment and Fruitfulness”
By Kimberly Henkel and Ann Koshute. Humanum 2018 (3)

Blogs & Articles

“Accompanying infertile couples with love and understanding”
By Ann Koshute. Legatus, February 2023

“I Didn’t Think I Could Be Happy Without a Pregnancy”
By Stacey Huneck. Grotto Network, May 2022

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

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

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

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

8 Things A Priest Can Do To Support A Couple Experiencing Miscarriage
By Ruth Kennedy,

Sarah’s Hope Abraham’s Promise Blog
Support and healing for infertility, pregnancy loss and adoption.

A Letter to the Woman Who Thinks Spiritual Motherhood is a Consolation Prize
By Chloe Langr

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