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Two day Norwich retreat on Julian revelations 

A two-day retreat based around the Revelations of Julian of Norwich will be held in Norwich in October facilitated by Rev Robert Fruehwirth, former Priest Director of the Julian Centre, who has been reflecting on the mystic for more than 25 years.

The Norwich Christian Meditation Centre and the Friends of Julian of Norwich are co-presenting a two-day retreat called ‘Increase our Compassion: Life from the Heart of Julian of Norwich’s ‘Revelations of Divine Love’.
The retreat will be led by Rev Robert Fruehwirth on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October, 9am–5pm at St Luke’s Church on Aylsham Road, Norwich.

Considered by Thomas Merton to be one of the most significant theologians ever in the English tradition, and one of the most valuable mystics in the Christian tradition, Julian of Norwich (c.1342-c1416) is loved and respected across the world as one of the most powerful and creative of spiritual writers of all time.

Her book, 'Revelations of Divine Love', relates Julian’s stunning mystical experience of God’s compassion and love for all of humankind, and tells us how Julian was challenged to grow in compassion and acceptance in response to this experience - compassionate acceptance of herself and others, and all that she found in God’s creation.

RevRobertFruehwirthRev Robert Fruehwirth (pictured) has reflected, meditated, and spoken on Julian for more than 25 years, first as a monk in the Order of Julian of Norwich, then in the person-centered counselling post-graduate programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and as the Priest Director of the Julian Centre in Norwich. With his wife and two children he currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the United States, serving as an Associate Rector at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

His book 'The Drawing of this Love: Growing in Faith with Julian of Norwich', is published at the end of July by Canterbury Press.  He combines the commonly understood teachings of Julian with an exploration of what happens when we try to live them.

During the retreat there will be periods of reflection, reading, and prayer based on Julian’s Revelations and the themes developed in the addresses. Plenary discussions will provide times of group questioning and exploration of the themes in the retreat addresses and readings from Julian.
You can book your place and find out more information at www.julian-of-norwich.eventbrite.co.uk.  

You can download a postal booking form here with the full programme.

Please contact Rev Suzanne Cooke at suzanne@cookehouse.co.uk with any queries.

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St Luke’s Church, 61 Aylsham Road, Norwich NR3 2HF

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