Among Women 205: The Testimony of the Woman at the Well

March 1, 2016

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: The Woman at the Well (the Samaritan woman from John 4.)

“Among Women” Guest: Cynthia Darmody

This episode of Among Women calls us to share our experiences of faith with others.

In our “Blessed are They” segment, I explore Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well. The is the longest recorded conversation of Jesus in Scripture. In it we find a woman whose life is changed by meeting Jesus, the Christ. We also observe how this woman could not keep the good news of the Messiah a secret. Her convincing testimony leads others to belief in Jesus, persuading them to hear his word and accept him for themselves.

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Today, evangelization takes place both in person and virtually. Online Catholic resources often function as a modern well, where people gather to read and hear inspiring conversations about faith and life. Stories and articles can be shared and discussed — so that others might become curious about a life of faith, and ultimately find Jesus too. The Catholic website, Aleteia, now offers a lifestyle magazine “For Her” — hoping to capture the varied interests of Christian women who seek engaging content that resonates with their values. Join me for a discussion about this new venture with Cynthia Darmody, the editor-in-chief of “For Her”.

Links for this episode:

John 4, The Woman at the Well

The words of John Paul II at World Youth Day ( “It is Jesus that you seek…”)

Aleteia “For Her”

Mission statement for Aleteia “For Her”

Prayer of Cardinal John Henry Newman, “Radiating Christ”

Other shows of related interest:

AW 47: Another take on the woman at the well, with a special emphasis on reconciliation

Espresso Shot 6: featuring themes of the Year of Mercy from Catholic Digest magazine

AW 155: A look at our feminine genius, with Rebecca Risking Teti


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