The Pope and the Anchoress

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience to speaking about Julian of Norwich. You can read a transcript of the Pope’s message, or just watch the video:

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  • anthony

    here is a link to the full text of the Pope’s talk:

  • Phil

    Wonder why this statement on Julian at this time? Can sainthood to next? It will take another 100 years…

    • Carl McColman

      I doubt if Julian would ever be canonized; we just don’t know enough about her. But she is remembered in the Anglican calendar, which is pretty cool.