Julian of Norwich

Julie Lonneman

Artist's Narrative:
Julian was an English anchorite and mystic of the fourteenth century. At the age of 30, when she believed she was about to die, she received revelations based on 16 "showings" related to the Passion of Christ. The showings were an answer to her prayer for genuine intimacy with God.

"In this vision he showed me a little thing, the size of a hazelnut, and it was round as a ball. I looked at it with the eye of my understanding and thought "What may this be?" And it was generally answered thus: "It is all that is made." I marveled how it might last, for it seemed it might suddenly have sunk into nothing because of its littleness. And I was answered in my understanding: "It lasts and ever shall, because God loves it."
—Julian of Norwich


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