At the Foot of the Cross with Julian of Norwich
'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.' This quotation may be all that many people know of Julian of Norwich, an anchoress from the fourteenth century. This book seeks to bring to a popular readership a devotional engagement with Julianâ€™s work.
The introduction gives a general background to Julian, the nature of visions in the 14th century and the type of text Julian gives us, namely a meditative text which intends to lead the reader to â€˜beholdingâ€™.
Each chapter centres on one aspect or image from Julianâ€™s Revelation, which seeks to make the events of the Passion present to the readerâ€™s imagination. The commentary incorporates reflection, the biblical narrative and Julianâ€™s subsequent teachings to create a meditation that enables the reader to linger on the wonder of the cross,ending with a prayer that leads to silence and a thought or verse to carry into daily life.