Revelations of Love: Julian week in Norwich
Julian Week - Saturday May 2 to Saturday May 9, 2015, celebrating the internationally famous Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) has the headline Revelations of Love: Creativity and Compassion.
The actual name of this writer is unknown, she is named after St Julian’s church in Norwich where she lived for most of her life. She is thought to have been the first women to write a book to survive in English.
We know that Julian of Norwich was known as a spiritual counsellor of her time, people would come to her cell in Norwich and ask for her advice, and her writings are permeated with trust in God’s goodness and hope - inspirational as Norwich was suffering with famine, poverty and plague during the time she lived in the city.
The events scheduled for Julian week include guided walks, lectures, exhibitions, tours, concerts, Eucharist and much more. Most of the events are free of charge, and the full event schedule can be found at http://julianweek.org/calendar-for-julian-week-2015/ and on the Network Norfolk events diary.
Some selected events include:
Saturday May 2
Exhibition – Revelations of Divine Love: Creativity and Compassion. A shewing of visual art in word and image: 1.00pm-4.00pm: Burning Bush Barn contemplative art space, Rockland St Mary, Norwich NR14 7EY: Contact Revd. Wendy Shaw 01508 537045.
Tuesday May 5
Lunchtime Talk at the Library: Lunchtime talk – Creative and Compassionate: Life with Mother Julian’s All Shall be Well with The Revd. Robert Fruehwirth: 12.15-12.45pm: Express Area in Millennium Library, in the Forum, Norwich.
Wednesday May 6
Tour of St. Julian’s Church and Shrine followed by Guided Meditation in the Julian Shrine with Sister Pamela, CAH: 2.30pm-3.00pm (tour) 3.00pm-3.30pm (meditation): St. Julian’s Church, Norwich.
Friday May 8
Festal Eucharist: 5:00 pm: St. Julian’s Church
Celebration: Music and Poetry with Malcolm Guite: 7:30pm: All Hallows House Chapel.
St Julian’s church and shrine is one of the oldest church foundations in Norwich, having been bombed out during World War Two it was rebuilt in the 1950’s, for more detail and information about St Julian’s Church, please click here.
Julian of Norwich is also celebrated by The Julian Centre and the Friends of Julian, and more detail can be found at http://juliancentre.org