Mystic Series - The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich
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About the Event
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 creation, 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.
The morning includes 20 minutes of Centering Prayer and a 5 minute break.
Jim Gill holds a master’s degree from the Institute in Creation Centered Spirituality (Mundelein College -Chicago) and trained as a spiritual guide through Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program. He ministered in Milwaukee area parishes for over three decades in Adult, Family and Child formation. Most recently he was a staff member at Siena Retreat Center, and began a free-lance ministry in retirement from full-time work in July of 2020.
Jim is an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
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