Comments from participants

'As a woman, it was refreshing to have pieces of scripture selected which were primarily about women. One story in particular I had never heard before. The excellent preparation and facilitation meant that each session progressed gently and quietly, providing opportunities for thought and mindfulness. Having three ladies to facilitate the group was more than refreshing. I found it thought-provoking and empowering.

It provided us with the challenge of interpreting scripture for ourselves. And more than anything else it was a truly spiritual experience during which individuals shared honestly and openly. I developed friendships in a relaxed and prayerful atmosphere. Truly a wonderful experience!'

Marie-Anne, Tuam.

‘The course was most meaningful and inspiring. For me it was very special because I became aware of how special Jesus' conversation was with the woman at the well, how Jesus treats people as individuals, each of them with love and compassion. I find myself asking: ‘Can I follow in his loving way each day as I journey through life?’ But in spending time with Jesus, I can be sure that there is a well of grace there for me to partake of, if only I have faith strong enough to believe it.’

Bernadine, Dunmore.

'Women of the Well was a lovely opportunity to discover the female wisdom of our tradition as it comes to us in so many bIble stories. We put ourselves into that space of dialogue at the well to see how we might understand better or deepen our journey as women. It was a creative feminine space where we worked something beautiful together about what sustained us as we interwove through the exercises our own stories and experiences. I  loved how we found symbols each night for the journey we made into the depths of ourselves. It was interesting to hear about the different journeys other women had made and I was particularly lifted by the voices of women older and wiser than me!'

Mary, Moycullen



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