Celebrating the Love of God: The Wisdom of Julian of Norwich for Today
England in the 14th century gave rise to a number of Christian mystics: visionaries whose writings convey a profound sense of God’s presence in their lives. Perhaps the best known of these medieval spiritual masters is an obscure woman who is known as Julian of Norwich. Julian’s teaching is surprisingly relevant to our time: her writings convey a profound sense of Divine Love expressed through the Motherhood of God. This series of three Saturday morning classes will introduce you to Julian’s optimistic spirituality and her three-fold approach to prayer as yearning, beseeching, and beholding Divine love. Each session will include exercises such as prayer, meditation, lectio divina (sacred reading of scripture) and journaling — practical ways that Julian’s wisdom can bring healing and empowerment to our lives today.
The presenter for this series is Carl McColman, a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s program for leading contemplative prayer groups. He regularly teaches classes on mysticism and spirituality at churches in the Atlanta area and through Evening at Emory. Visit him on his blog at www.anamchara.com.
The class will meet in the fellowship hall of Central United Church of Christ, 2676 Clairmont Road, Atlanta; on September 8, 15, and 22, 2007, from 10 AM until noon. The recommended offering for the three sessions is $30 per person. For more information or to register, contact Bob Saye at 770-452-1927.