Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, June 11th, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Why We Need Julian of Norwich” by Jeremiah Barker from the Fall 2020 (Volume 47.3) issue of Communio entitled “Love as a Form of Life”.
I’m very pleased to let you know that the author, Jeremiah Barker, a lay member of the Madonna House Apostolate in Combermere, Ontario, has accepted an invitation to join us via zoom.
The following is taken from the Introduction to the issue:
In “Why We Need. . . ,” Jeremiah Barker presents Julian of Norwich as a theologian of ecclesial existence—that is, of individual life as membership in Christ. Indeed, Barker portrays Julian as a saint who embodied this anthropology. “Her individual identity as a mystic was integrally connected with her conception of herself as a part of corporate humanity.” The mystical solidarity which Julian contemplated and lived, Barker shows, informed her understanding of Adam’s salvation in Christ, an event her writings invite us to take part in from within.
We will be holding an online meeting over zoom, with the possible option for some of us to gather after the meeting if provincial restrictions change, in which case I will be sending a follow-up e-mail.
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