The Julian Circle


Art Credit: Br. Robert Lentz, OFM

An ongoing virtual program series with Rev. Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, February 9, March 9 and April 6, 2022, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern
*$60 - Inquire about partial scholarships

Registration to close on Tuesday, February 8th at 12:00 PM EST

Based on the highly popular Julian Circle that piloted in fall 2021, Rev. Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D., will continue to host three once-monthly Julian Circle gatherings on Zoom beginning February, 2022. Both past participants and newcomers are welcomed.

This year’s Julian Circle will take place on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 –8:30 p.m. U.S./Eastern: February 9, March 9 and April 6.

Gatherings will focus on a different text from what Julian of Norwich simply called her “book” (variously entitled either Showings or Revelations of Divine Love), which will be announced in advance of each session. As a celebrated English mystic (born 1342), Julian’s book is generally considered to be one of the most remarkable documents of medieval religious experience.

Mark will open each month’s session with a prayer and teaching to set it in context and relate it to the wider scope of Julian’s thought. Then, there will be an opportunity for focused conversation, first in small break-out groups and then in a closing plenary session. The goal is to explore the wisdom of Julian’s “showings,” which were rooted in her courageous and imaginative vision into the depths of divine love. Participants will be invited to do what Julian herself suggested was necessary: namely, to “perform” her “showings” by appropriating the insights she recorded in her writings. In each session, participants will be encouraged to enter into the transformative power of God’s love as Julian came to understand it, seeking to enter into the joy of what she called our “one-ing” with God and with one another.

Rev. Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D. is a scholar of historical theology and a much sought-after retreat leader. He has published widely in the areas of spirituality and mysticism, theology and the arts. An oblate of Glastonbury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Hingham, MA, Mark is also a widely published poet and an award-winning translator of German literature. Read more about Mark at mercybythesea.org or at www.msburrows.com.

*Includes the three-part series, some reading and reflection materials, and recording links of each session.

Sessions:  3
Dates:  2/9/2022 to 4/6/2022
Instructor:  Dr. Mark S. Burrows
Fees: 
$60.00   (Class Fee)