‘Pray without ceasing.’ 1 Thes 17
Ann Koschute is the co-founder of Springs in the Desert, Catholic apostolate dedicated to offering spiritual and emotional support and accompaniment to women and couples carrying the cross of infertility and she’ll join us to talk about this apostolate. Fr. Luis Escalante, is postulator for the cause of canonization for the Chaldean Servants of God and he returns to Epiphany to continue the conversation. Beth Sri wrote a book with her husband, Edward, and she will share why they wrote the book ‘The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married’ together.
Co-founder of Springs in the Desert, Catholic apostolate dedicated to offering spiritual and emotional support and accompaniment to women and couples carrying the cross of infertility (www.springsinthedesert.org). She holds a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. Ann is a writer, speaker, and columnist for The Eastern Catholic Life, the official publication of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic. She and her husband Keith live in Palmyra, PA.
A graduate of Benedictine College, Beth Sri was among the first FOCUS missionaries in the country. Today, in addition to raising eight children with her husband, Edward, Beth continues to lead and invest in those around her. You will often find her encouraging women who are living the call to marriage and motherhood through mentorship, small-group gatherings, and retreats.
Beth is a contributor to The Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers and a presenter in the acclaimed film series Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage. She speaks at conferences on the topics of healing, spirituality, marriage, and motherhood, as well as helping to lead retreats for the Life-Giving Wounds ministry for adult children of divorce, for which she also serves on the board of directors.
Beth has been a guest on many podcasts, including Among the Lilies, Made for Love, Catholic Answers, and All Things Catholic, and occasionally leads pilgrimages with her husband to Rome.
Though not Italian, she relishes cooking up autentico Italian food for her growing family. When she’s not in the kitchen making a quadruple batch of pasta or chauffeuring children to and fro, Beth can be found on a long run out in the Colorado sunshine, curled up with an annotated Jane Austen novel, or boisterously cheering for her kids at their soccer games.
Beth and her husband, Edward, live in Colorado with their eight children.