The Showings email retreat is offered with Julian of Norwich as our 14th century guide. Her words and images, while unique to her, help open our eyes to the defining vision of our life and to everyday showings of the divine.
The writing of Julian of Norwich is increasingly known in our day. Perhaps her medieval world bears resemblance to our time or maybe her sense of spirituality speaks to the heart-longing of our century. Like most saints, this ancient mystic provides us with a question: What do you want, what do you really need? Her book, Showings, was the first book to be written by a woman in English.
While we will learn more about the path of Julian of Norwich and her particular way of experiencing the Holy, this retreat explores how we live in the world “in well and woe” and how seeing the world through the eyes of Love changes our experience.
There are the four themes:
- Defining Visions
- Only Love
- In Well and Woe
- Everyday Showings
You will receive an Email once a week (Saturday) for four weeks. Each email retreat contains a suggestion for settling into your retreat time, a written reflection on the theme, journal questions/ideas for creative expression, and a suggested spiritual practice.
What you receive:
- A Welcome Email on Wednesday, September 20. It will offer you an introduction to the series and everything you need to know about receiving this personal email retreat series.
- Four email retreats. The first one is delivered to your inbox on Saturday, September 23.
- A downloadable print version of the retreat you can print and take away from your computer.
You make your retreat in your own home on your own time, yet you are in the company of others in a virtual community who share this retreat series with you.