43 Greatest Julian Of Norwich Quotes

43 Greatest Julian Of Norwich Quotes

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Julian of Norwich, born in 1342, was an anchoress from England and is now known as one of the most important Christian mystics of history. One of her most notable achievements was the publishing of her book, Revelations of Divine Love, which was the first book written by a woman to be published in the English language.

“A great thing shall I make hereof in Heaven of endless worship and everlasting joys.”

“All shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.”

“And I saw that truly nothing happens by accident or luck, but everything by God’s wise providence. If it seems to be accident or luck from our point of view, our blindness and lack of foreknowledge is the cause; for matters that have been in God’s foreseeing wisdom since before time began befall us suddenly, all unawares; and so in our blindness and ignorance we say that this is accident or luck, but to our Lord God it is not so.”

“And if we see soothly that our sin deserveth it, yet His love excuseth us, and of His great courtesy He doeth away all our blame, and beholdeth us with ruth and pity as children innocent and unloathful.”

“Anything less then God, ever me wanteth.”

“Because of the Shewing I am not good but if I love God the better: and in as much as ye love God the better, it is more to you than to me.”

“But for I am a woman should I therefore live that I should not tell you the goodness of God?”

“For in every soul that shall be saved is a Godly Will that never assented to sin, nor ever shall.”

“God is all that is good, as to my sight, and the goodness that each thing hath, it is He.”

“God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never shall.”

“God willeth that we endlessly hate the sin and endlessly love the soul, as God loveth it.”

“God willeth to be seen and to be sought: to be abided and to be trusted.”

“God, of your goodness, give me yourself; you are enough for me, and anything less that I could ask for would not do you full honor. And if I ask anything that is less, I shall always lack something, but in you alone I have everything’.”

“He said not ‘Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased’; but he said, ‘Thou shalt not be overcome.”

“He shall appear suddenly and blissfully to all that love Him.”

“He that is highest and worthiest was most fully made-nought and most utterly despised.”

“He that made all things for love, by the same love keepeth them, and shall keep them without end.”

“He willeth to be perceived; and His appearing shall be swiftly sudden; and He willeth to be trusted. For He is full gracious and homely: Blessed may He be!”

“Here saw I a great oneing betwixt Christ and us, to mine understanding: for when He was in pain, we were in pain.”

“I saw her ghostly, in bodily likeness: a simple maid and a meek, young of age and little waxen above a child, in the stature that she was when she conceived.”

“If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.”

“In this Little Thing I saw three properties. The first is that God made it, the second is that God loveth it, the third, that God keepeth it.”

“In this oneness standeth the life of all mankind that shall be saved.”

“It is easy to understand that the best deed is well done: and so well as the best deed is done — the highest — so well is the least deed done; and all thing in its property and in the order that our Lord hath ordained it to from without beginning. For there is no doer but He.”

“It is most impossible that we should beseech mercy and grace, and not have it.”

“It needeth us to have knowing of the littleness of creatures and to hold as nought all-thing that is made, for to love and have God that is unmade.”

“Our Lord God shewed that a deed shall be done, and Himself shall do it, and I shall do nothing but sin, and my sin shall not hinder His Goodness working.”

“Our Savior is our true Mother in whom we are endlessly born and out of whom we shall never come.”

“Prayer is a new, gracious, lasting will of the soul united and fast-bound to the will of God by the precious and mysterious working of the Holy Ghost.”

“See that I am God. See that I am in everything. See that I do everything. See that I have never stopped ordering my works, nor ever shall, eternally. See that I lead everything on to the conclusion I ordained for it before time began, by the same power, wisdom and love with which I made it. How can anything be amiss?”

“Sin is behovely.”

“That which is impossible to thee is not impossible to me: I shall save my word in all things and I shall make all things well.”

“The age of every man shall be acknowledged before him in Heaven, and every man shall be rewarded for his willing service and for his time.”

“The Enemy is overcome by the blessed Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

“The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.”

“The love that made Him to suffer passeth as far all His pains as Heaven is above Earth.”

“These Revelations were shewed to a simple creature unlettered, the year of our Lord 1373, the Thirteenth day of May.”

“These two desires aforesaid passed from my mind, but the third dwelled with me continually.”

“This is a Revelation of Love that Jesus Christ, our endless bliss, made in Sixteen Shewings, or Revelations particular.”

“This Shewing was quick and life-like, and horrifying and dreadful, sweet and lovely.”

“Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two come a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.”

“When I was thirty years old and a half, God sent me a bodily sickness, in which I lay three days and three nights; and on the fourth night I took all my rites of Holy Church, and weened not to have lived till day.”

“Wherefore me behoveth needs to grant that all-thing that is done, it is well-done: for our Lord God doeth all.”