Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love (c. 1395)

Julian of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew and St. Mary, Langham, Norfolk.

Julian of Norwich (1342–1416) was an English anchoress and Christian mystic and theologian. In her widely celebrated Revelations of Divine Love Julian described her visions in which Jesus appeared, frequently assuring her that “all shall be well”.

“And so our good Lord answered all the questions and doubts which I could raise, saying most comfortingly: “I make all things well, and I can make all things well, and I shall make all things well, and I will make all things well; and you will see for yourself that every kind of thing will be well.” … And in these words God wishes us to be enclosed in rest and peace.”

Download: Revelations of Divine Love – shewed to Mother Juliana of Norwich 1373 with a preface by George Tyrrell (London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trüber & Co 1902) (pdf)