Lenten Reading for 2022

Lenten Reading for 2022 February 17, 2022

Most years, I chose a book to go through as part of my Lenten discipline. This year, I decided to reread Lady Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love. If you’d like to join me, I’ve put together a reading schedule below. I’m using the John Skinner translation, which has a nice, short glossary in the back; the translation I’ve linked is by Grace Warrack. I’ve made notes of where each of Lady Julian’s visions, or “shewings,” begins.

There are a total of eighty-six chapters in the book (not counting the scribal postscript that is included as Chapter 87 in some editions), dividing the “shewings” very unequally. This should in theory translate to about two chapters a day; however, besides the remainder of six that this leaves, Chapter 51 is quite exceptionally long. So I’ve bent the rules slightly by counting Sundays in (though only giving them one chapter a day), distributed Chapter 51 across a few days, and made the first few days of Lent “heavy duty” so as to finish on time.

March 2. Introduction: Chapters 1, 2, and 3
3. The First Shewing: Chapters 4, 5, and 6
4. Chapters 7, 8, and 9
5. The Second Shewing: Chapter 10, and the Third Shewing: Chapter 11

6. The Fourth Shewing: Chapter 12
7. The Fifth Shewing: Chapter 13, and the Sixth Shewing: Chapter 14
8. The Seventh Shewing: Chapter 15, and the Eighth Shewing: Chapter 16
9. Chapters 17 and 18
10. Chapters 19 and 20
11. Chapter 21 and the Ninth Shewing: Chapter 22
12. Chapter 23 and the Tenth Shewing: Chapter 24

13. The Eleventh Shewing: Chapter 25
14. The Twelfth Shewing: Chapter 26, and the Thirteenth Shewing: Chapter 27
15. Chapters 28 and 29
16. Chapters 30 and 31
17. Chapters 32 and 33
18. Chapters 34 and 35
19. Chapters 36 and 37

20. Chapter 38
21. Chapter 39 and 40
22. The Fourteenth Shewing: Chapters 41 and 42
23. Chapters 43 and 44
24. Chapters 45 and 46
25. Chapters 47 and 48
26. Chapters 49 and 50

27. Chapter 51, section 1 (the first eleven paragraphs of the Warrack version)
28. Chapter 51, sections 2, 3, and 4 (from there up until the last three paragraphs)
29. Chapter 51, section 5 (the last three paragraphs), and Chapter 52
30. Chapters 53 and 54
31. Chapters 55 and 56
April 1. Chapters 57 and 58
2. Chapters 59 and 60

3. Chapter 61

4. Chapters 62 and 63
5. The Fifteenth Shewing: Chapters 64 and 65
6. Chapter 66 and the Sixteenth Shewing: Chapter 67
7. Chapters 68 and 69
8. Chapters 70 and 71
9. Chapters 72 and 73

10. Chapter 74

11. Chapters 75 and 76
12. Chapters 77 and 78
13. Chapters 79 and 80
Maundy Thursday. Chapters 81 and 82
Good Friday. Chapters 83 and 84
Holy Saturday. Chapters 85 and 86

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