All Shall Be Well – Julian of Norwich

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Evelyn Simak [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsToday the church celebrates Mother Julian of Norwich – a medieval mystic.

In morning prayer I read extracts from this new translation of her ‘showings’ (traditionally called ‘Revelations of Divine Love):

 

“And so our life is grounded in our true Mother, Christ, endlessly guided by his foresight and Wisdom, supported by the boundless Power of the Father, and assisted by the great Goodness of the Holy Spirit. In taking on our humanity, he brought us back to life. In dying on the cross he birthed us into life everlasting. Ever since that time, and until the Final Days, she nurtures and cares for us, as the supreme loving nature of motherhood mandates and as the natural needs of childhood require.”

 

Julian’s most famous saying is:

 

All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well

 

This piece of music is a beautiful meditation on this text:

James Whitbourn – Luminosity: VII. All Shall be Well

 

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