‘Love is the Meaning’: Julian of Norwich Lenten Retreat

Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT)
March 4-6
Event Title
“Love is the Meaning”: Julian of Norwich Lenten Retreat
When does it start?
03/04/2022
When does it end?
03/06/2022
Event Host and/or Location
“Love is the Meaning”: Julian of Norwich Lenten Retreat
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
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“Love is the Meaning”: Julian of Norwich Lenten Retreat
with Robert Owens Scott
March 4–6, 2022
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Set the tone for Lent during this weekend retreat focusing on the writings of Julian of Norwich, an ascetic from the middle ages who wrote Revelations of Divine Love, the earliest surviving book in English written by a woman.

Led by Robert Owens Scott, who has served Trinity Church Wall Street as a theological educator, writer, and producer, the discussions will focus on Dame Julian’s mystical insights, which challenge commonplace assumptions of theology and psychology and point to a new shape for life, relationships, and vocation. This quiet and nourishing weekend, amid the natural beauty of the Connecticut forest, looks at Julian’s life and ours through the lens of the divine love mentioned in 1 John 4:16: “God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.” Revelations of Divine Love has rightfully been described as a profound and extended reflection on that verse. What would it mean to trust that love completely?

Scott’s prize-winning thesis at General Theological Seminary used Julian’s writing to ask what salvation means.

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