Category Archives: Julian of Norwich

The World is a Hazlenut We Must Nought

Of the sixteen showings received by Julian of Norwich on the 15th of May, 1373, the third immediately grabbed my theological attention: The third is that our Lord God, al mighty, all wisdom, and all love, right also verily as … Continue reading

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Julian of Norwich and the Revelation of Love

“This is a revelation of love that Jhesu Christ, our endless blisse, made in sixteen showings”—thus begins the divinely inspired reflections of Julian of Norwich on the visions she received on 13 May 1373. She was thirty years old. Julian … Continue reading

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Theologizing with Julian of Norwich

In his book on Julian of Norwich, Denys Turner makes an extraordinary claim: the long text of Julian’s Showings ranks as “one of the great works of medieval theology in any language,” standing alongside the contributions of St Anselm, St … Continue reading

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“Synne is behovely, but alle shalle be wele, and alle shalle be wele, and alle maner of thynge shalle be wele”

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“And in this he showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut”

At the same time as I saw this sight of the head bleeding, our good Lord showed a spiritual sight of his familiar love. I saw that he is to us everything which is good and comforting for our help. … Continue reading

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“But our true Mother Jesus, he alone bears us for joy and for endless life, blessed may he be”

Our Mother in nature, our Mother in grace, because he wanted altogether to become our Mother in all things, made the foundation of his work most humbly and most mildly in the maiden’s womb. And he revealed that in the … Continue reading

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“For in our Mother Christ we profit and increase, and in mercy he reforms and restores us”

God the blessed Trinity, who is everlasting being, just as he is eternal from without beginning, just so was it in his eternal purpose to create human nature, which fair nature was fist prepared for his own Son, the second … Continue reading

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