He quotes from Augustine, Bernard, Angela of Foligno, Julian of Norwich
, Suso, Teresa, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, and many others.
This collection features 13 mystics, including Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich
and Catherine of Siena, and is arranged by theme from Abandonment to Wisdom and Worship.
The 13th-century mystic Julian of Norwich
wrote, "The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything." Even small children can claim that joy: in dandelions and freckles, bear hugs and hot baths, warm bread and comfy sweatshirts.
Excesses of scrupulosity once thought pure now look like obsessive-compulsive disorder; Julian of Norwich
's desire for a terrible illness seems masochistic; St.
As 13th-century mystic Julian of Norwich
said, "All shall be well, all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well." It's that kind of certitude that the gospels promise us.
Julian of Norwich
, born in 134, spiritual guide and writer who lived through the Hundred Years' War and the outbreaks of the black plague, in recent years has been for her contributions to feminist spirituality.
Women like Hildegard von Bingen, Julian of Norwich
, Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Avila became known for their spiritual guidance, their intelligence, their shrewd financial management and their artistic creations, not their childbearing capabilities.
So proud that she wants to use her art "as a way of bringing people to experience church through dance." Her latest project has the working title "Mystic Fire." In it she intends to explore the great women mystics -- Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich
. She hopes to have the work choreographed sometime in 1995 and plans to devote four evening sessions in January to discovering the women through prayer, dance, movement and song, using their writings plus music composed by Hildegard in the 12th century.
One figure is of particular note: Julian of Norwich
, the author of the oldest surviving English book written by a woman.
Julian of Norwich
's writings encourage us to be still, silent and receptive in God's presence, trusting Him to make Himself known to us.
One of these properties, he says, is Julian of Norwich
Anglican Church in Ottawa's Nepean neighbourhood, which could be torn down to enable the construction of anywhere from 40 to 80 affordable housing units.
The theologian Julian of Norwich
, perhaps the most famous anchorite, is often depicted with a cat.