Source of Living Water



Text: © Marie Azzarello †, CND, Mary and the Maternal Face of God, Reimagining Ourselves as Church, Baico Publishing, 2011.
Scripture Quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Copyright ©1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.
Logo: Copyright ©Rachel Gaudreau, CND, 2014.


Week 1

Sandra M. Schneiders, Written That You May Believe, Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel, New York: The - Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999, pp. 140; 143. Sandra Schneider notes that the Samaritans proclaiming Jesus as the Saviour of the World suggests that this was a post resurrection confession of faith brought about by the evangelization of the Samaritans by the Johannine community read back into the earthly life of Jesus.

Joseph, Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth, New York: Doubleday, 2007, p. 245.

Photo / Mandalas

  • Logo, Copyright ©Rachel Gaudreau, CND, 2014.
  • Ain Gedi, Jerusalem, Photo taken by Rachel Gaudreau, CND, Copyright ©.
  • Jesus and the Samaritan Woman,, free images, accessed November, 2014.
  • Mandala, God from God, Copyright ©Rachel Gaudreau, CND, 2014.

week 2

Sandra Schneiders, Written That You May Believe, pp. 142-143.

Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle, Translated by E. A. Peers, Chicago: Sheed and Ward, 1972, p. 81.

Meister Eckhart quoted in Matthew Fox, Original Blessing, New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, Edition 2000, p. 133.

Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation. New York, NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1962. p.297.

T. S. Eliot, “Burnt Norton,” Four Quartets, Faber and Faber Limited, renewed edition, London: 1979, p. 5.

Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope, Trusting in the Mercy of God, Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2001. pp. 34-40.

Thomas R. Kelly, Quaker Spirituality: Selected Writings, edited and introduced by Douglas V. Steere. New York: Paulist Press, 1984, p. 290.

Excerpt from the Confessions of St. Augustine (Lib. 7, 10, 18, 20, 27) Roman Office for Readings, feast of St. Augustine, August 28.

Henri J. M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude, Three Meditations on the Christian Life, Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 1974, 2004, p. 18.


  • Abba, Father, Copyright © Rachel Gaudreau, CND 2014.
  • Join in the Dance, Copyright © Michelle Normand, Flower Mandala Coloring Book, 2012 / Marie Azzarello †, CND, 2014.

Week 3

Teresa of Avila, Collected Works, Vol 1, p. 259, quoted in Megan Don, Falling Into The Arms Of God, Novato, California: New World Library, 2005, p. 177.

Marie Azzarello †, CND, Mary The First Disciple, A Guide for Transforming Today’s Church. Novalis, 2004, p. 123.

Rainer Maria Rilke. Letter to a Young Poet, Letter Four, July 16, 1903, pp. 34, 35.


  • Forest path in early morning, Fotolia, accessed December. 2014, Used with permission.
  • Sky with glowing planet, Fotolia image, accessed December, 2014, Used with permission.

Week 4

Elizabeth T. Knuth, “‘Male Spirituality’: A Feminist Interpretation” May, 1993, p. 9. (Accessed 07/09/2005).

Robert Bly and Marion Woodman, The Maiden King, The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine. New York, N.Y.: Henry Holt and Company Inc., p. 205.

Sandra M. Schneiders, Women and the Word, New York/Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1986, p. 66.

See Sidney Callahan, “Person and Gender, Quelle Différence? Church, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1990):5-9.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, “Passion for God, Passion for Earth.” Spiritual Questions for the Twenty-First Century, Essays in Honor of Joan D. Chittister, Mary Embrow Snyder, Ed., Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2001, p. 122.

Robert Bly and Marion Woodman, The Maiden King, p. 176. Throughout history ‘virgin’ has always symbolized the natural state of a conscious human being.


  • Journey to the Centre, Copyright © Michelle Normand, Flower Mandala Coloring Book, 2012 / Marie Azzarello †, CND, 2014.
  • Canticle of the Canticles, Copyright © Rachel Gaudreau, CND, 2014.
  • Burst Energy, Copyright ©Marie Azzarello †, CND, 2014.

Week 5

Robert Bly and Marion Woodman, The Maiden King, p. 176

Gerald D. May, The Dark Night of the Soul. San Francisco: Harper, 2005, p. 95.

Cf. Luke 1:46-56.

Thomas Merton, A Merton Reader. ed. Thomas P. McDonnell, New York: Image Books, 1989, p. 353.

Marie Azzarello †, CND, Mary The First Disciple, “A Journey Spirituality”. pp. 109-111.

Dictionary of Symbols, Translated by James Hulbert. New York: Meridian, 1994, pp. 148-150.

Rowan Williams, Ponder These Things, Praying with the Icons of the Virgin. Franklin, Wisconsin: Sheed and Ward, 2002, pp.62, 63.

T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets.

Karl Rahner, The Practice of Faith. New York, NY: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1983, p. 22.

Mandalas / Pictures

  • Mandala, The Annunciation, Copyright © Rachel Gaudreau, CND 2014.
  • Four Seasons, Accessed November, 2014.
  • Mandala, Garden, Copyright © Rachel Gaudreau, CND 2014.
  • Garden, Free photo, accessed November, 2014.
  • Saules Pierrefonds, Copyright © Rachel Gaudreau, CND.

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