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Hope you can join us for this session via zoom. This presentation by Janette Elliott will show how Julian’s hazelnut is the gateway to understanding her relational spirituality in the broader theological framework of the Trinity. This will highlight the Trinitarian, relational context of the perspective we are invited by Julian to embrace, not just in times of pandemic, or plague which Julian lived through three times, but as a way of peace and wholeness for daily living.

Julian of Norwich ca.1342-1416 lived in anxious and uncertain times much like our own as we endeavour to live creatively and calmly through the current global health pandemic. Following a vision of the crucified Lord of glory in her early thirties, Julian set down her ‘Revelations of Divine Love’ in writing. As woman and anchoress she both pondered and wrestled with their meaning expanding on this account in a longer version. This ‘Long Text’ contains much ‘distilled wisdom’ regarding our life in Christ and relationship with our fellow Christians. The image of the hazelnut symbolises these relationships in the way it highlights the perspective we are to embrace in our life of faith and relationship with our self, with God and with humanity.

Some pre-reading is available which we encourage you to read.

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Janette Elliott is a University of Divinity PhD Candidate and currently works as Registrar at Yarra Theological Union, Box Hill, Victoria. Janette has been praying and working with the writings of Julian of Norwich over a thirty year period, which is also the subject of her PhD Thesis. Janette has been fascinated with Julian’s engagement with Christ in the context of an ‘anxious age’ not unlike our own, amidst personal struggles and life’s great challenges. Originally a teacher, and formed strongly in Benedictine spirituality, Janette seeks to share  Julian’s ‘distilled wisdom’ to encourage and empower others to trust the Divine strength within them – grounded in the God of Love, Com-passion and Blessing – as Julian did.


The 2020 program of topics and presenter are listed below. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are adjusting the program month by month as some presenters are not comfortable with zoom. We hope at least to provide reading material on each topic.


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