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All Shall Be Well: The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich (1342 - c.1416-19) was a medieval English anchoress—a woman who lived in a hermit’s cell attached to a church—who took her religious name from the church where she lived in East Anglia (England). 

Most of what is known of her is from her two works, A Book of Showings, written shortly after a near-fatal illness in 1373, and a longer version of the same, written 15-20 years later.  Her original, shorter, Showings is considered to be the earliest surviving English language work by a woman.

Julian’s writings reveal an understanding of the intimate relationship between God and all that is created by God, insights into the role of suffering and love in the spiritual life, and her experience of God as “our mother” as well as father.

In this program we will explore these and other aspects of Julian’s spirituality, making connections to our own.

This presentation is part of the Mystics and Prophets series.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Offered twice, 10:00am—11:15am & 6:30pm—7:45pm. 
Free will offering accepted.

Future presentations in the Mystics and Prophets series are:

November 18, 2019 Martin de Porres, OP: Apostle of Friendship, Healer, Pioneer Social Worker, Lover, and Social Guide for Yesterday and Today, presented by Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP

January 27, 2020 Mother Skobtsova and Catherine de Hueck Doherty, presented by Claire Anderson

February 17, 2020  The Beguines:  Radical Women’s Movement of Medieval Times: Women Holding Up Half of the Church, presented by Pat Shutts



Jim Gill holds a master’s degree from the Institute in Creation Centered Spirituality (Mundelein) and trained as a spiritual guide through Siena’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program.  Prior to joining the Siena Retreat Center staff, he ministered in Milwaukee area parishes for over  three decades.  Jim is an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.


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