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All Will Be Well: Weekly Summary

All Will Be Well Saturday, April 10, 2021 Week Fourteen Summary and Practice Sunday, April 4—Friday, April 9, 2021 Sunday Resurrection and renewal are, in fact, the universal and observable pattern of everything. Monday Our sister and ancestor Julian is eager not only to speak to us today but to shout at us—albeit in a… Continue Reading All Will Be Well: Weekly Summary

Mystical Holism

All Will Be Well Mystical Holism Friday, April 9, 2021 I am convinced that the Gospel offers us a holistic understanding of salvation. If we understand the resurrection as a universal phenomenon, we can see this idea everywhere in Pauline passages, expressed in different ways. Here are some examples: “in that one body he condemned… Continue Reading Mystical Holism

A Wisdom for Our Time

All Will Be Well A Wisdom for Our Time Thursday, April 8, 2021 I believe it is a loss to our Christian heritage that Julian’s mystical teachings have not received more widespread hearing. Matthew Fox points out that she was in many ways ahead of her time. Her voice and writings were sidelined by a… Continue Reading A Wisdom for Our Time

A Sacred Sweetness

All Will Be Well A Sacred Sweetness Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Today, treat yourself to reading directly from Julian. I am using Mirabai Starr’s wonderful translation of Julian’s Showings, which is also aptly called Revelations of Divine Love. This is from her Long Text, chapter 52. God rejoices that he is our Father. God rejoices… Continue Reading A Sacred Sweetness

Love Revealed

All Will Be Well Love Revealed Tuesday, April 6, 2021 My dear friend Mirabai Starr, herself a mystic and author, has translated Julian’s Long Text (her second exploration of her visions) in a way that is both faithful to the original and understandable to today’s spiritual seekers. She introduces Julian’s work in this way: What… Continue Reading Love Revealed

A Mystic for Our Times

All Will Be Well A Mystic for Our Times Monday, April 5, 2021 My friend Matthew Fox published a book during the COVID-19 pandemic about Julian of Norwich. I love Julian’s teachings because she focuses on God’s infinite love, goodness, and mercy. Even during the Black Death (bubonic plague) in which perhaps a third of… Continue Reading A Mystic for Our Times

A Pattern We Can Trust

All Will Be Well A Pattern We Can Trust Sunday, April 4, 2021 All will be well, and all will be well, and every kind of thing will be well. —Julian of Norwich, Showings, chapter 27 Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which allows faithful Christians to trust that, indeed, all will be… Continue Reading A Pattern We Can Trust

Julian of Norwich: Weekly Summary

Julian of Norwich Saturday, May 16, 2020 Summary: Sunday, May 10 — Friday, May 15, 2020 Like all mystics, Julian realized that what Jesus was saying about himself, he was simultaneously saying about all of reality. That is what unitive consciousness allows you to see. (Sunday) Perhaps the best answer to the question “Why Julian… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich: Weekly Summary

A Radically Optimistic Theology

Julian of Norwich A Radically Optimistic Theology Friday, May 15, 2020 My friend Mirabai Starr is gifted with the ability to deliver the teachings of the mystics straight to our hearts. Here is what she says about Julian of Norwich: The medieval English anchoress Julian of Norwich bequeathed us a radically optimistic theology. She had… Continue Reading A Radically Optimistic Theology

There Is No Anger in God

Julian of Norwich There Is No Anger in God Thursday, May 14, 2020 Author and Episcopal priest Mary Earle explores the difficult questions that beset individuals during Julian’s time as well as our own. She writes, In a social and cultural context [the fourteenth century was] so saturated with suffering and death, it is no… Continue Reading There Is No Anger in God

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