A NEW PODCAST
Life, Love, & Light: Reflections by Veronica Mary Rolf
In this series of contemplative podcasts, we delve into the wisdom of the Christian mystics to discover how they may inspire, encourage, and guide us on our own spiritual path—especially during this time of pandemic that produces so much fear, suffering, and anxiety.
In ongoing weekly podcasts, we will explore in depth each of Julian’s sixteen Revelations. Every podcast will also include a Guided Meditation. In essence, this is “A Virtual Retreat with Julian of Norwich” for listeners to make at home.
During a near-death illness, Julian received sixteen Revelations of Divine Love from Christ on the cross and set them down in the first book ever written in English by a woman. She is best known for the words she heard Christ speak to her: "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and thou shalt see thyself that all manner of thing shall be well."
But there is so much more to discover in Julian’s Revelations—about the unconditional love and mercy of God, the nature of prayer, the Motherhood of God, and the ways in which Christ transforms all our sufferings into glory. Julian becomes our mystical guide to inspire and reassure us, so that we may experience this Coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to grow in love and trust of God.
Here's the link to the podcast website, with short descriptions of the episodes:
You may also download the episodes from Apple iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and a host of other directories.
About Veronica Mary Rolf:
Veronica is a medieval scholar, popular retreat leader, and master teacher of dramatic arts. She is the author of An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich (IVP Academic, 2018) and Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich (Orbis Books, 2013), which have won numerous awards, including a First Place Catholic Press Association Book Award and the Nautilus Gold Medal for Spirituality.
Her most recent book is Suddenly There is God: The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture (Cascade Books, 2019), with a Foreword by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury. Veronica lectures on Christian mysticism and sacred Scripture and leads contemplative retreats (in normal times) throughout the San Francisco Bay area.