Quote for the Day

The Holy Ghost never urges a thing against charity, and if he did, he would be contrary to his own self, for he is all charity. — Julian of Norwich, providing spiritual direction to Margery Kempe, as recounted in The Book of Margery Kempe … [Read more...]

Get your free Julian of Norwich Prayer Cards

I am very excited to announce that I will soon be distributing Julian of Norwich prayer cards. The front of the card features an image of the Julian stained glass that is found in Norwich Cathedral, along with a quote from Julian; the back of the card features the prayer found in chapter 5 of Julian's Revelation of Love. Here's what the cards will look like:The cards will be the same size as a typical business card (easy to fit in your wallet or purse) and will be printed on glossy card … [Read more...]

The Books I Would Take

Twice this week, an interesting question came up.A few nights ago my wife had a nightmare. In it there was an unspecified terrorist attack on Atlanta, and we were forced to evacuate. We only had a few minutes to decide what to take with us. She shared the dream with me the following morning, and we talked about what would be important enough to grab: Rhiannon's meds? My laptop? Family photos? My eyes gazed over the literally thousands of books that fill our house. I wondered, which books would … [Read more...]


Today — May 8 — is one of two possible dates for commemorating the anniversary of Julian of Norwich's revelations. They took place on either May 8 or May 13, 1373. We're not sure which, because the oldest manuscripts contain both dates. Obviously, at one point a scribe mis-copied the date, and of course we have no way of knowing which of the dates was originally recorded in Julian's own hand.The error makes more sense when you recall that in the fourteenth century, numbers will still written us … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Begin at the Beginning…

The Mysticism: Theory and History book discussion group through the Christian Classics Ethereal Library will begin reading Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love this coming week. If you haven't signed up for it already, please do so now - we have almost 500 members of a variety of religious/spiritual backgrounds, so I anticipate some wonderful conversation to come.Of course, you can join the group anytime, as the discussion threads will remain on the bulletin board indefinitely - but i … [Read more...]

Just a reminder…

Just a reminder: the Mysticism: Theory and History book discussion group through the Christian Classics Ethereal Library kicks off this coming Thursday, May 1. If you haven't signed up for it, I hope you'll do so now. The first book we'll be discussing is Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love.Just follow the link to learn more about the group and to sign up. … [Read more...]

Julian goes mainstream?

My wife alerted me to the fact that the First Christian Church of Decatur, Georgia put this wonderful quotation on their marquee the other day: … [Read more...]