Mother Julian – 8th May (her feast day) I

The Rev’d Richard Woodham makes a mini-pilgrimage:

On a wet afternoon,  I made my way to St.Julian’s Church and Mother Julian’s cell and sat in the quiet as heavy rain hammered on the roof and the sweet sound of a blackbird was heard from the wet garden.  In the church an organist practised for that evening’s High Mass; and a steady stream of visitors entered and shared with me in a companionable silence.

Listening to the echo of her revelation, I wondered about climate change and the shattered communities of Syria, Mozambique and India and persecuted Christians around the globe.

All shall be well ?!

I hope so!  I pray so! And remember the Black Death trauma she endured.


Picking up a hazel nut from the bowl by the door and lighting a candle by the statue of Our Lady  this pilgrim went out into streets that were as busy and as wet as they had been then.


Continued here 




Author: norfolkpilgrim

Retired CofE clergyperson. Thinking globally acting locally. Here we have no abiding city.

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