Among the most fascinating and engaging stories of Jesus in the Gospels are those in which he meets and interacts with a specific person. Such Gospel texts invite us to enter the story, identify with the person who meets Jesus and actually interact in prayer with Jesus ourselves. Join Father Joe Donnelly to explore three such texts: The Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4: 1-42), The Man Born Blind (John 9: 1-41), and The Raising of Lazarus (John 11: 1-44). The day will offer the opportunity for both individual and group reflection upon these texts and will conclude with Ash Wednesday Mass and the distribution of ashes. A good way to begin Lent 2023!
About Father Donnelly
Father Donnelly is a senior priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford who was ordained in 1971. He holds a Bachelors Degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean NY, a licentiate in systematic theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and a Masters Degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha. He has served in parish ministry, on the seminary faculties of St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield and the North American College in Rome and as chair of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent DePaul Mission in Waterbury as well as in several archdiocesan ministries. He retired from parish ministry in 2021 and now serves at St. Thomas More Catholic Center at Yale University and leads retreats and parish missions.