Mother Julian of Norwich. One of the famed women of the Church.
I spent nearly an hour in her cell on Thursday morning. Tears. Prayers. Peace.
From Wikipedia: “Julian of Norwich was an English anchoress and an important Christian mystic and theologian. Her Revelations of Divine Love, written around 1395, is the first book in the English language known to have been written by a woman.”
The church where she shut herself away was badly damaged in World War II, but rebuilt. Her ancient shrine is gone, but the earth remains, and one feels the calm and peace when entering the rebuilt church.