'Comfort and Curtesie'; Holy Hospitality and the Homeliness of Heaven

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'Comfort and Curtesie'; Holy Hospitality and the Homeliness of Heaven

A QUIET, TWO-DAY, IN-PERSON RETREAT Facilitated by Canon Gill Butterworth, CJN at St John's, Timberhill, and at St Julian's Church, Norwich

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St John the Baptist's Church, Timberhill, Norwich Timber Hill Norwich NR1 3LA United Kingdom

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At the end of the Long Text of her Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich writes that God told her that all her experience, her wondering and wrestling, consistently pointed to and culminated in one meaning – and she concludes that Love was his meaning. Throughout her writing she works with many concepts and weaves them together as she mulls them over and returns to them again and again to emphasise how they illuminate that core and crowning assertion.

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Comfort and Courtesy, Homeliness and Hospitality are themes which balance and counter-balance each other; that link together, having tension that both pulls and holds. In this time of retreat together we shall look at some of the ways in which Julian experienced and considered these attributes of God, as she saw them, and reflect on what impact they may have on us and how they might enrich our own lives and faith as we seek to understand further the love of God and the God of Love.

So we may perhaps help Julian in continuing the ongoing work of her message as she says:

‘This book was begun with God’s gift and his grace, but it is not yet completed, as I see it.’ Revelations, chapter 86

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Canon Gill Butterworth CJN

Gill has been reading, praying, working and living with Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love for many years and finds them, and Julian, a constant source of inspiration in her walk with and into God.

She became a Companion of Julian in 2009.

As a Distinctive Deacon, Gill has worked in parishes, as a Hospice Chaplain and in Lay Training. Now retired, she continues in an active ministry of Spiritual Direction.

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