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Julian of Norwich retreat

6-10 May 2019
Launde Abbey, East Norton LE7 9XB

Julian of Norwich was the first woman to write a book in English. She was also the most remarkable of the 14th century mystics, whose Revelations of Divine Love has only grown in substance down the centuries.

Thomas Merton named her, with Cardinal Newman, ‘the greatest English theologian’.

Julian was an anchorite who lived in a three-windowed cell for 40 years. On this retreat, in a contemplative spirit, we sit with Julian, listening both to the difficult times in which she lived; and to her life, her words and her optimistic soul.

Whether or not you are familiar with her story, I hope your encounter with Julian at Launde will be a fruitful meeting for you.

‘All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.’

Photo: Matt From London under CC BY 2.0

For further information and booking, please contact Launde Abbey.



Photo of a statue of Julian of Norwich on the west front of Norwich Cathedral