Friday, 21 December 2012

Julian of Norwich

I became interested in Julian of Norwich several years back when  I was attempting to change the person I was through meditating/contemplating.  I stumbled on the book "All will be well". At that time I was in between jobs, not actively searching for one, using the time to attempt to develop myself.  I think my father practised contemplative prayer or  some kind of praying for answers/guidance prior to engaging in activity. Not being spiritually inclined or the most quiet of persons, most of what he spoke about or said on the whole went through one ear and out the other.  So in memory of the person my father was, here is a  little bit of info on Julian of Norwich and the current times:

The following site actually shows a refurbished shrine and Cell of Lady Julian of Norwich:
Julian of Norwich
Julian of Norwich was an English anchoress who is regarded as one of the most important Christian mystics. She is venerated in the Anglican and Lutheran churches, but has never beencanonized, or officially beatified, by the Catholic Church, probably because so little is known of her life aside from her writings, including the exact date of her death. There is also scholarly debate as to whether Julian was a nun in a nearby convent, or even a laywoman.
I like the article accessed by the following link which attempts to put some perspective on the life of Julian of Norwich.

Order of Julian of Norwich

The Order of Julian of Norwich (OJN) is a contemplativecommunity of monks and nuns in the Episcopal Church (Anglican Communion).


The Order was founded in Connecticut in 1985, under the inspiration of Fr John Swanson (now known by his religious name, Fr John-Julian OJN). The Episcopal Church formally recognised t...

Photos and additional information is on the following link

Other sites devoted to Julian of Norwich:

Luminarium Encyclopedia is a project begun in 2001 to provide historical contexts
for the people, places, and events featured in Luminarium.

The scope of the project is enormous, and the progress slow, but new entries, as well
as new images, are being added almost daily. The intent is to have this encyclopedia
become the Who's Who and What's What in Medieval and Renaissance England.

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