Join us for a two-day retreat in October 2018 facilitated by the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, sometime Dean of Norwich
Norfolk was home to two world-class women in the 14th century. Margery Kempe, from Lynn, and Julian of Norwich could not have been more unlike each other. Margery was a mother of 14 children, an extreme extrovert, a frequent attendee in court for alleged misdemeanours, and an inveterate traveller with trips to the Levant and Europe, to say nothing of her travels around England – including to meet with Julian. In contrast, Julian as an Anchoress, lived a life of prayer and contemplation within the confines of her cell, just next to where this retreat is being held.
Their lives and works both have a lot to teach us. Stephen will contrast solitude, pilgrimage and differing rhythms in the Christian life in our own times.
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We suggest you consider bringing your copies of these to take time to make yourself more familiar with them in times of quiet. Stephen will be using Barry Windeat’s translations of both books (available from the Julian Centre and our eBay Shop).