Woman at the Well

If You But Knew the Gift of God

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

How do you get to know someone better? When my Dad first became interested in my Mom, he learned where she lived and then went to her home hoping to visit with her. However, my grandmother was not too keen on his attempt to get closer to her and chased him away with a broom!  He didn’t give up though, […]

Jesus Offers You Living Water

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

The Gospel from the Third Sunday of Lent (Year A), John 4:5-42, is the story of the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.  The Elect (those preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil) undergo the First Scrutinies on this Sunday and this gospel passage is central to their journey. This passage is filled with imagery and […]

Living Water that Never Runs Dry

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

The Gospel from the Third Sunday of Lent (Year A), John 4:5-42, is the story of the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.  The Elect (those preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil) undergo the First Scrutinies on this Sunday and this gospel passage is central to their journey. This passage is filled with imagery and […]

Jesus Offers You Living Water

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

A reflection on the the encounter of the Woman of Samaria with Jesus at Jacob’s Well and proclaimed during the Mass readings for the Third Sunday of Lent (Year A) — Exodus 17:3-7; Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19-26, 39. The Gospel from the Third Sunday of Lent (Year A) is the story of the encounter of Jesus and […]

Jesus Offers You Living Water

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

The Gospel from the Third Sunday of Lent (Year A) is the story of the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.  Many will hear this Gospel today instead of the Gospel of Year B because catechumens preparing for the Easter Sacraments will be undergoing the First Scrutinies today and this gospel passages is central to their […]

A Spring of Water Welling up to Eternal Life

The Gospel from the Third Sunday of Lent, Year A, is the story of the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.  This passage is filled with imagery and meaning important to our relationship to the Lord and our daily walk with Him. It is the story of conversion, the woman’s and ours; one that takes place […]