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Exploring the writings of Medieval female mystic Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich

Contemplative Outreach of Birmingham will have its 21st annual conference on March 1, a discussion of the female mystic Julian of Norwich. The conference will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 3545 Cahaba Valley Road in Pelham. The conference begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m. English mystic Julian of…

Papal audience topic: St. Gertrude, great German mystic and theologian

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of weekly talks on influential Christian women of the Middle Ages, speaking about St. Gertrude at his public audience on October 6. Born in 1256, St. Gertrude entered a convent school as a young girl, chose to enter monastic life, and had established herself as an outstanding scholar by…