Set the tone for Lent during this weekend retreat focusing on the writings of Julian of Norwich, an ascetic from the middle ages who wrote Revelations of Divine Love, the earliest surviving book in English written by a woman.
Led by Robert Owens Scott, who has served Trinity Church Wall Street as a theological educator, writer, and producer, the discussions will focus on Dame Julian’s mystical insights, which challenge commonplace assumptions of theology and psychology and point to a new shape for life, relationships, and vocation. This quiet and nourishing weekend, amid the natural beauty of the Connecticut forest, looks at Julian’s life and ours through the lens of the divine love mentioned in 1 John 4:16: “God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.” Revelations of Divine Love has rightfully been described as a profound and extended reflection on that verse. What would it mean to trust that love completely?
Scott’s prize-winning thesis at General Theological Seminary used Julian’s writing to ask what salvation means.
This retreat is suitable for adults and for young people who are comfortable participating in adult conversations.