LENTEN BOOK STUDY
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EXPLORATION OF JULIAN NORWICH
This Lent are you looking for an encounter with Jesus the Christ,
to deepen your love relationship with him?
Then this book study may be just for you!
A Lenten Contemplative Book Study
An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich
by Veronica Mary Rolf
6 Tuesdays, March 8 thru April 12
either AM (10:30-12) or PM (6:30 – 8)
(Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. Select the time that suits you and stay with it if possible, to build some community)
Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: An inspired example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian Theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman.
But it can also be daunting work! Veronica Mary Rolf, who has been studying Julian’s text for decades, serves as a trustworthy guide for readers willing to take up and read Julian’s work.
Rolf not only sets Julian’s life and text in their 14th century context, but she also sheds light on each of her 16 revelations. She then digs deeper into Julian’s theological themes including her innovative mystical theology of the “Motherhood of God.” Rolf takes a deeply contemplative approach to Julian, illuminating our understanding of this extraordinary woman, her enduring work, and the revelation that “All shall be well.”
We will engage the text in our own settings in-between sessions, and then take time for reflection together and in solitude during our weekly gatherings.
Led by: The Rev. Catherine Powell, D. Min., Founding Servant Leader, The Anchorage, who earned degrees from the University of Florida, Erskine Theological Seminary and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Her formation also includes the Spiritual Guidance Program of The Shalem Institute, the 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as well as training at the Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA to lead 8-day Ignatian Retreats. She was ordained in 1999 and served as an adjunct instructor at United Lutheran Seminary in PA, (LTSP and LTSG (Gettysburg) united) using the book Make Your Home in My Love. She delights in her family, friends, music, learning and nature.
Click here for more information about the 2022 Lenten Book Study.
Location: In person at Gower Estates, Greenville, South Carolina 29607 (directions following registration receipt)
Fee: $80 (Does not include $15 book)
A deposit of $10 is due by February 28.