30 Aug 2011

28 August - 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time & Julian of Norwich

With our sincerest apologies for the lateness of the post for this weeks show, last Sundays programme was a special show looking at the story of the English mystic Julian of Norwich as well as our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel and a quick run through the saints of the week.

Podcast of this weeks show.


Julian of Norwich

"All things shall be well,You shall see for yourself that, All manner of things shall be well"

On this weeks show we have interview recorded last year about the mystic Julian of Norwich.

Courtesy of Wikipedia:

Julian is thought of as one of the most important English mystics. She is venerated in the Anglican and Lutheran churches, but has never been canonized, 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. It is determined that she was born in 1342 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and she was last known to be alive in 1416 when she was 73 years old.

Her birth name is uncertain; the name "Julian" comes from the Church of St Julian in Norwich, where she was an anchoress.

At the age of 30, suffering from a severe illness and believing she was on her deathbed, Julian had a series of intense visions of Jesus Christ. They ended by the time she recovered from her illness on 13 May 1373. Julian wrote down a narration of the visions immediately following them, which is known as The Short Text. Twenty to thirty years later she wrote a theological exploration of the meaning of the visions, known as The Long Text. These visions are the source of her major work, called Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love (circa 1393). This is believed to be the first book written in the English language by a woman. Julian became well known throughout England as a spiritual authority.

If you want to read more about Julian including her Revelations of Divine Love:
Gospel - Matthew 16: 21-27

Reflections on Sunday's gospel:
Saints of the Week

August 29th - Feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist
August 30th - St Fiacre
August 31st - St Aidan of Lindisfarne
September 1st - Joshua the Patriarch
September 2nd - St Agricola of Avignon
September 3rd - St Gregory the Great


No comments:

Post a Comment