Colours, shapes and drawings can open up depths to which words don’t always have access. Images have the privilege of communicating without needing translations. That is why we have been offered a “logo” to help us on the way to our upcoming Chapter. The little sisters who created it offer us a few keys for reading it, but they remain simple tools. A unique, personal and secret treasure is offered to the eyes that stop to listen.
Everything happens around the well represented by the brown border.
You can imagine being in the well and seeing what is happening outside or being outside and bending over in to see what is happening inside.
Blue represents the source to which we come to draw the water that quenches our thirst and without which we cannot live. But on a deeper level still, as the Samaritan woman will discover, it represents the presence of God, a presence that surpasses us and envelops us, at the same time both one and Trinity.
The road is the endless path we travel between being present to God, to ourselves, and to others. The village symbolizes our daily life, our relationships, our place of mission, and the place where we are called to give witness to what makes us live. This testimony is not credible unless we let the divine source flow in and through us, which is what the blue band crossing the road is supposed to represent.
The Samaritan is in brown, the colour of the earth and of our humanity. She is represented at two different moments in the story. During her meeting with Jesus, attentive, listening, one hand still occupied with her water jar, but the other already on her heart. Her water jar is as big as the thirst that brought her to the well, a water jar eager to be filled. However, it turns out to be too small, unable to contain all the truth received from the encounter with Jesus. Then we see her back as she leaves for the world, without her water jar, which has become useless, her hair blowing in the wind, free.