Welcome to Life, Love, & Light!
In this new series of podcasts, we delve into the wisdom of the Christian mystics to discover how they may inspire, encourage, and guide us on our own spiritual path -- especially during this time of pandemic that produces so much fear and suffering.
The first season focuses on Julian of Norwich, the beloved fourteenth century mystic who received sixteen "Revelations of Divine Love" from Christ on the cross. Julian is best known for the words she heard Christ speak to her: All shall be well, and all shall be well, and thou shalt see thyself that all manner of thing shall be well.
But there is so much more to discover in Julian’s Revelations — about the unconditional love and mercy of God, the nature of prayer, the Motherhood of God, and the ways in which Christ transforms all our sufferings into glory. Julian will be our contemplative guide, especially since she knew so much about "sheltering in place" for over twenty-five years as an enclosed anchorite and living through four cycles of the Bubonic plague!
We will explore each of Julian's sixteen Revelations. Every segment will also include a Guided Meditation at the end. I invite you to make this “Virtual Retreat with Julian of Norwich" while sheltering in place in your own homes or practicing social distancing as you enjoy Nature. I sincerely hope that Julian will inspire and reassure you through these troubled times, granting renewed hope and trust that yes, indeed: All shall be well.
PLEASE NOTE: The series begins with "Sheltering in Place" at the top. New podcasts will be posted every week, usually on Friday. I invite you to share these podcasts with family and friends who may benefit from Julian's words of wisdom and inspiration.
Please see the "Books" page above for information about my writings on Julian of Norwich.
And if you wish to make a donation to support the costs of producing these free podcasts and maintaining this website, I would be very grateful. Thank you so much! Veronica Mary Rolf
"Your podcast was certainly one of the gifts of this present shelter in place. I enjoyed the analogy between our present shelter in place situation and that of Julian of Norwich’s. And thank you so much for the wonderful meditation. It’s affording my shelter at home experience a wonderful connection with the Divine. You are so generous to share your spiritual insights." Karen
"Thank you again. I’m so looking forward to the podcast, the week's Revelation and meditation. In between I meditate on the previous revelation, reading your books - as I have done before. . . . I really love “God-in-a-point”. And thank you for the beautiful explanation of that mystical experience. It reminds me of a theme in Russian orthodox theology: The Unexpected Joy." Torhild
Thank you so much! Am just discovering so much here that brings hope and light and a fresh way of meeting God in meditation. Wonderful! Louise
"It is a blessing that Julian's message is touching so many especially during this time of great uncertainty and suffering. As you have pointed out, her times and ours have great similarities. Indeed, an insightful and courageous woman! Let us strive to model our own lives after her example." Sr. Mary Pat
"Listening to your (Julian's) words draws me into another realm of such wonder and love, a veritable foretaste of heaven's delights! I want to thank you so much for all of the effort and love you put into making those podcasts, Veronica. They are marvelous. Our Julian saw it all! And, to her, by a singular grace, God granted the capacity to express it in a depth of beauty that is truly unique in the manner that it touches and sheds heavenly light in one's spirit." Sr. Mary Catherine
"I have been fascinated with the life and reflections of Julian of Norwich for quite some time. Thank you for sharing your insight into the life of this spiritual giant and your beautiful meditations." Anne