Julian of Norwich, Prayer in Troubled Times

Monday, November 9, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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During troubled times, Julian of Norwich, fourteenth-century wisdom figure and mystic, had a transformative experience at age thirty.  Christ spoke tenderly to her and unfolded a series of revelations that his Cross was done for love and love was to be the meaning of her life.
In this love God made us.
In this love, God keeps us.
God will never allow us to be hurt
In a way that would destroy this joy.

Together we will explore with Julian how our prayer life has evolved or changed as we transition from childhood into adulthood.  Julian’s transformative visions offer wisdom for our own prayerful living.
There will be time for individual reflection, sharing in an atmosphere of trust, drawing on our own living experiences and enjoying time apart in the beauty of this place.
...you shall never learn anything except love from God.

About the leader(s)

Paul Millin

Paul Millin is an experienced spiritual director at Christ Church United in Lowell, who has led Day Apart retreats, including labyrinth walks, Celtic Christianity, and Julian of Norwich.

Judith Thurlow

Rev. Dr. Judith Thurlow  is a retired United Church of Christ pastor having served a church in MA. She has been an adjunct professor in the Graduate Studies Department teaching Social Psychology in a Diverse Society at Plymouth State University, NH. She taught in the Seattle, WA and Chelmsford, MA school systems. She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Julian of Norwich continues to speak to Judith in surprising ways!