A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross

Our Holy Week reflection is courtesy Mary Conway. “Crucify him! Crucify him!” I hate these words. Every year as we stand and read the account of Christ’s Passion on Palm Sunday I choke on these words. I grow weary of repeating them. Just once I want to break free from the script and defend him Read more about A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross[…]

Embracing Martyrdom

Author’s Bio: Brooke Miller loves words. Right now, she is pondering this quote, “The fatherly and holy conversation between God and man … The child is invited to it; the mystic finds full outlet in it” (Pope Paul VI). She enjoys Saturday morning workouts with her husband Dane, playing football with her young boys, and Read more about Embracing Martyrdom[…]

How Learning about Fleas Helped me Reflect on Sin

Editor’s Note: Another area of growth for The Well is our newly organized team of writers who will share monthly contributions here at the blog, providing encouragement and feminine companionship for the spiritual journey. Here’s Cindy’s Lenten reflection. Would this itching ever stop?!? My family loves fostering kittens, but #42 came with fleas and was happy Read more about How Learning about Fleas Helped me Reflect on Sin[…]

Take the 1% Challenge with The Well this Lent

Oh the things we can accomplish in fifteen minutes. Take a walk around the block. Boil water and cook noodles. Hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. Twice. Have a great phone conversation with a friend. Browse Twitter and Facebook feeds. Play CandyLand with an eager kid. Read a chapter of good fiction Read more about Take the 1% Challenge with The Well this Lent[…]

Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent

Image Credit: Vanderbilt University Library/Sam Chester If you would have asked me a few days ago, I would have told you, “I hate Lent. I dread it.” I have been practicing Lenten observances for a relatively short period of time. I’m a convert to Catholicism, and the other denominations I practiced never made a big deal Read more about Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent[…]