‘A Revelation of Love’ was written by a woman about whom we know very little, yet she has had an enormous impact on the spirituality of our time, and is now just being rediscovered as a teacher and theologian of great originality and depth.
Born in Norwich in 1342, Julian lived during a time of great suffering, including the Black Death.
Sometime, after having received her revelations, Julian chose the life of an anchoress. Her cell was attached to a church in Norwich. There, reflecting on her revelations, she wrestled with the big questions of life: sin and the place of suffering; love and how it is shown; our eternal destiny and God’s Providence; the role of grace and mercy when we fail.
Elizabeth Ruth Obbard was born into an army family and educated in England and Germany. After completing her schooling, she entered the Carmelite Order where she has been a contemplative nun for many years and is currently living in the Carmelite monastery in Quidenham, Norfolk. She has written and illustrated many books, particularly on the lives of saints.