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Today is the Feast Day of Juliana of Norwich (1342-1420) – one of the best known female mystics.

The phrase “…All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well” is said to have been revealed to her in a vision from God and was used by TS Elliot in the following:

Whatever we inherit from the fortunate
We have taken from the defeated
What they had to leave us—a symbol:
A symbol perfected in death.
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
By the purification of the motive
In the ground of our beseeching.

Tonight there is a small memorial service for Ross here at our Tuesday Communion service and how perfectly ‘divine’ that today would be a day to reflect on the theology of one who spoke of God as pure love and mercy to help honour a life lived in pure love and sacrifice.

All shall be well …

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