2016-03-23 15:42:00

Who was Julian of Norwich?

(Vatican Radio) On Wednesday 23rd of March Pope Francis mentioned Julian of Norwich during his weekly catechesis. But who exactly was this  great fourteenth century English mystic and theologian who lived as a recluse or anchoress? 

Born towards the end  of 1342, just a few years before Catherine of Siena when she was around thirty years of age she had a series of visions or revelations of which she wrote an account. Known as 'Revelations of Divine Love' they've been described as "the tenderest and most beautiful exposition in the English  language of God's loving dealings with humankind.

A programme presented by Jill Bevilacqua and produced by Sean Patrick Lovett: 

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