Julian of Norwich
was one of two sites the diocese chose for feasibility studies on the practical considerations of redeveloping them for affordable housing.
Kevin West, with his "Tokens of Sin, Badges of Honor: Julian of Norwich
and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" (69.1 (2017): 2-16).
Familiar texts are studied: Ancrene Wisse (dated here to the late twelfth century, and seen as a text promoting many Cistercian themes), Richard Rolle's writings (practically all of them, including lesser-studied ones such as Melos Amoris), The Cloud of Unknowing and related texts, Walter Hilton's writings, and the works of Julian of Norwich
and Margery Kempe.
In sections on identity, memory, and counter-reformation, 11 papers look Catholicism in early modern England from such perspectives as creating an English Catholic identity: relics, martyrs, and English women religious in counter-reformation Europe; the vicars apostolic and the suppressed/restored English province of the Society of Jesus; Julian of Norwich
, Margaret Gascoigne, and textual circulation among the Cambrai Benedictines; underground networks, prison, and the circulation of counter-reformation books in Elizabethan England; and the Gospel, liturgy, and controversy in the 1590s: Thomas Stapleton's Promptuaria.
The exhibition is supported by a dedicated website http://www.hearingvoicesdu.org Highlights of the exhibition include: | The only surviving original manuscript of Julian of Norwich
's short text of Revelations of Divine Love, from the early 15th Century, on loan from the British Library for the first time.
His magnum opus, "The Book Of Holy Medicines", is now accessible to modern English-speaking readers as a classic of medieval spirituality and lay writing alongside the works of Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich
The original lyrics were, 'Three Blinde Mice, Dame Iulian, The Miller and his merry olde Wife, she scrapte her tripe; licke thou the knife.' Iulian could be Julian of Norwich
, a nun and mystic, and the rest is....
Julian of Norwich
(1342-ca.1416) was an anchoress living in a cell attached to the church of St Julian.
Everything else gets stripped away." Chenard's stories echoed the faith of Julian of Norwich
who when faced by the devastation of the plague spoke words of hope: "All will be well, all will be well, all manner of thing will be well." When we seek to be with people in crisis, faith is all we have.
If our joy gives honor to God, then it is our duty to be joyful" (Julian of Norwich
, circa 1342-1423).
Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich
. By Veronica Mary Rolf.
Veronica Mary Rolf's JULIAN'S GOSPEL: ILLUMINATING THE LIFE & REVELATIONS OF JULIAN OF NORWICH
(9781626980945, $30.00) provides a fine biography reconstructing the life of Julian of Norwich
, a 14th-century mystic, and blends history, theology and cultural insights to portray a Julian who spoke not only to peoples of his times, but whose words continue to offer inspirational and religious insight to modern Christians.