'Visions of Salvation' Julian retreat
The Friends of Julian of Norwich present 'Visions of Salvation', a two day in-person and online retreat taking place on October 29 and 30.
All are invited to attend this retreat which will delve deeply into Julian's Revelations, written by the anchoress in the middle ages, which has relevance to us today because it reveals how the cross is the ultimate showing of divine love, within suffering.
Howard Green, trustee of the Friends of Julian, said, "We will have time to ponder what Julian says, how she interprets and expresses her revelation, where her late fourteenth-century context enlightens our understanding, and allow her words to lead us to that place of prayer and encounter of God for ourselves.
For a world beginning to comprehend the suffering and darkness of a global pandemic and its aftermath, Julian once again leads us to the light and hope of Christ through her visionary encounters of him on the cross."
Revd Dr Emma Pennington will be leading the retreat both in person and via professionally recorded sessions for online delivery.
The in-person retreat will contain a mixture of presentation, plenary discussions for group questions and exploration of the themes raised, readings from Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich, one-to-one conversations over refreshments, led silence for reflection, simple liturgy written specially for the retreat, and time to read.
The online retreat will consist of each of the four talks professionally recorded from Canterbury, some additional live-streamed material from the in-person event, and some liturgical resources for personal use at home
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About the speaker
Revd Dr Emma Pennington [pictured] is Canon Missioner of Canterbury Cathedral and holds a doctorate from Oxford University on Julian of Norwich. Formerly a parish priest, area dean and spirituality adviser in the Oxford diocese, she has also been Chaplain to Worcester College, Oxford, and speaks widely on Julian of Norwich and Christian Spirituality.