Collected Works - Julian of Norwich

Collected Works

By Julian of Norwich

  • Release Date: 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality


From numerous accounts and writings, it has been shown that true contemplatives do not seek unusual experiences, much less personal power. This is because Christian mysticism is based on grace: the indwelling of the Trinity in the souls of mankind, and a divine call to holiness.
In her Revelations, Julian shows great charm in the childlike, tender quality of her expression. She sees God as one Who delights in His creation and desires that we would recognize this and participate. Julian's attitude regarding the "all shall be well" largely depends on acceptance of the limitations of our own vision and the knowledge that the vastness of divine providence is mysterious. It is well worth noting that an anchoress lacked neither time nor motivation for recording such reflections, it is a fair assumption that her understanding of the full scope of her revelations developed over many years.