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New Book Club to read Julian's Revelations in two years   

The Friends of Julian of Norwich are launching a new monthly Book Club which will meet to read and discuss Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love over the next two years.

On Friday, July 6, 3.20pm-4.50pm the Friends of Julian of Norwich are launching The Julian Book Club.  On the first Friday of each month at the Julian Centre in Norwich you can join with others over tea and cake to share what you thought and felt about one of Julian of Norwich’s visions or ‘shewings’.

Howard Green, a Trustee of The Friends of Julian of Norwich, said: “Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love are perhaps not best read all in one go. The Julian Book Club invites you to a slow encounter with the first book written in English by a woman, one vision a month.”

Each session will finish with around 10 minutes of silence arising out of a short passage from that month’s ‘shewing’.

The Barry Windeatt translation of Revelations of Divine Love is recommended, available from the Julian Centre, and members of the group can point each other to supplementary material.

The group will finish in time to attend mass at St Julian’s Church at 5pm if you wish.

Please sign up via the Julian Centre or email admin@juliancentre.org.  There is an open invitation to dip in and out as you wish.

The Julian Centre, St Julians Alley/King St, Norwich NR1 1QT

The programme will be as follows:

July 6, 2018: The Short Text, complete

September 7, 2018: First Shewing, the crown of thorns and the hazelnut

October 5, 2018: Second Shewing, the face of the crucified Christ

November 2, 2018: Third Shewing, God in a point

December 7, 2018: Fourth Shewing, plenteous precious blood

February 1, 2019: Fifth Shewing, the evil in us is overcome

March 1, 2019: Sixth Shewing, God’s thanks to us who try to serve him

April 5, 2019: Seventh Shewing, in and out of sovereign pleasance

May 3, 2019: Eigth Shewing, drying of Christ’s face

June 7, 2019: Ninth Shewing, Art thou well apaid?

July 5, 2019: Tenth Shewing, inside the broken heart

September 6, 2019: Eleventh Shewing, see how I love my mother

October 4, 2019: Twelfth Shewing, I IT AM

November 1, 2019: Thirteenth Shewing, sin is behovely, and that makes all things well

December 6, 2019: Fourteenth Shewing, God is the ground of our beseeching

February 7, 2020: The Parable of the Servant

March 6, 2020: Fifteenth Shewing, suddenly you will be delivered of your pains

April 3, 2020: Sixteenth Shewing, I didn’t say you wouldn’t be tempested; just not overcome!

May 1, 2020: Julian’s reflection on the whole experience

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