Julian of Norwich

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Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich English mystic

She was born on November 1342 in NorfolkLived a solitary life of prayer and meditationIt is unknown what her actual name isHer name comes from her anchoress’s cell that was built onto the wall of the Church of Saint JulianShe was known as a spiritual counsellor of her time. People would come to her cell in and ask for adviceHer message was of hope and trust in a God whose compassionate love is always given to us. Never beatified, Julian is honored on the unofficial feast day of May 13Interesting: Famously, Julian also used women's experience of motherhood to explore how God loves us, refering to Jesus as our Mother. she died on 1416 in Norwich, United Kingdom

Wrote Revelations of Divine Love around 1395First book in English that is known to be written by a womanOne is about her visions of Jesus The other version is about her theological exploration of the meaning of her visionsRevelations is a celebrated work of Catholicism and Anglicanism. Was 30 when she became ill and was expected to dieHad 16 visions of Jesus at the age of 30 after she recovered from her illness on May 13th, 1373.Wrote the 'Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love'-first one occurred when she gazed upon the Crucifix-saw visions of the sufferings of Christ and of the Trinity

Julian of Norwich's Revelations

Julian of Norwich is famous for saying, "all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well".

"And I saw full surely that ere God made us He loved us; which love was never slacked nor ever shall be. And in this love He hath done all His works, and in this love He hath made all things profitable to us, and in this love our life is everlasting."

Life of Julian

Modern Interests:Interest in Julian’s writings has grown in the past few decadesHer language and positive image of God appeal to the modern reader. Her work is well-respected by theologians, historians and literary scholarsJulian's Shrine in Norwich, is visited by pilgrims from all over the world.


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