Praying with Julian of Norwich - Pauline Comption fdnsc & Michelle Vass


Praying with Julian of Norwich - 8 Day Guided Retreat

(options for shorter stays are available)

Presenters: Pauline Compton fdnsc & Michelle Vass

Julian of Norwich, was a fourteenth century English anchoress who was the first woman to write a book in the English language: Revelations of Divine Love. At the age of thirty in 1373, she experienced a severe illness during which she had a series of sixteen visions. Following the experience, she lived a contemplative life in an anchorhold dwelling attached to the church of St Julian’s Parish of Conisford, Norwich. The visions are grounded in Christ’s Passion and give intensely emotional, graphic descriptions of his pain and death. These showings inspired continued reflection for the rest of her life.  

Topics will include Julian’s message of hope and love, Julian’s teaching on prayer, the Parable of the Lord and the Servant, the Motherhood of God and the Trinity.

The retreat commences with a 5.40pm welcome and orientation on the first date and concludes with a 1.45pm Eucharist on the final date.

Cost: 8 Days $1160

Prayer Weekend: $290

Non Refundable Deposit: $50

For further details and application forms, contact:

The Administrator

St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre

PO Box 19A

Douglas Park 2569

Ph. 02 4630 0233

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