Julian of Norwich was an anchoress, a woman who dedicated her prayerful life to God, living in a cell attached to a church in Norwich in the late-fourteenth/early-fifteenth century. She wrote Revelations of Divine Love, `showings’ that she received from God, which is the first book known to have been written by a woman in English.
More than six hundred years after her life, Julian has an extraordinary following throughout the world. The depth of her spiritual commitment and theological insight is as relevant to us today as it was to her then.
In Love Enclosed offers short extracts from Julian’s writings, arranged for daily devotional reading. First published in 1985, this wonderful collection has brought comfort and hope to tens of thousands of people around the world. This new edition curated by Fr Luke Penkett, archivist and librarian of the Julian Centre, presents her words anew for a modern generation. The original edition was edited by Fr Robert Llewelyn, chaplain of the Julian Shrine.