Category Archives: Julian of Norwich

“Our Lord God cannot in his own judgment forgive, because he cannot be angry—that would be impossible”

For it was a great marvel, constantly shown to the soul in all the revelations, and the soul was contemplating with great diligence that our Lord God cannot in his own judgment forgive, because he cannot be angry—that would be … Continue reading

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“And then we shall all come into our Lord, knowing ourselves clearly and wholly possessing God”

And well I know that the more the soul sees of God, the more she desires him by grace; but when we do not see him so, then we feel need and reason to pray, because we are failing and … Continue reading

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“Pray wholeheartedly, though it seems to you that this has no savour for you”

After this our Lord revealed about prayer, in which revelation I saw two conditions in our Lord’s intention. One is rightful prayer; the other is confident trust. But still our trust is often not complete, because we are not sure … Continue reading

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“And this is a supreme friendship of our courteous Lord, that he protects us so tenderly whilst we are in our sins”

And this is a supreme friendship of our courteous Lord, that he protects us so tenderly whilst we are in our sins; and furthermore he touches us most secretly, and shows us our sins by the sweet light of mercy … Continue reading

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“I may make all things well, I can make all things well, and I shall make all things well, and I will make all things well”

And so our good Lord answered to all the questions and doubts which I could raise, saying most comfortingly: I may make all things well, I can make all things well, and I shall make all things well, and I … Continue reading

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“See, I guide all things to the end that I ordain them for, before time began”

I saw God in an instant of time, that is to say in my understanding, by which vision I saw that he is present in all things. I contemplated it carefully, seeing and recognizing through it that he does everything … Continue reading

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“It is for love of you that I have made my mother so exalted, so noble, so honourable; and this delights me”

And with this same appearance of mirth and joy our good Lord looked down on his right, and brought to my mind where our Lady stood at the time of his Passion, and he said: Do you wish to see … Continue reading

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