Julian of Norwich's Quotations
"God our Mother"
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Del Mastro, M.L. (translator),
Revelations of Divine Love of Juliana of
New York: Doubleday, 1977
"It is a lofty understanding inwardly to see and to know
that God, who is our
maker, dwells in our soul, and it is a still loftier and greater understanding
inwardly to see and to know that our soul, which is created, dwells in God's
. From this substance we are what we are, by God.
I saw no difference between God and our substance, but saw it as if it were all
God. And yet my understanding accepted the fact that our substance is in God;
that is to say that God is God and our substance is a creature in God.
Almighty Truth of the Trinity is our Father, for he made us and preserves us
in himself; the deep wisdom of the Trinity is our mother, in whom we are
enclosed; the lofty goodness of the Trinity is our Lord, and in him we are
enclosed and he in us.
We are enclosed in the Father, we are enclosed in the Son, and we are enclosed
in the Holy Spirit. The Father is enclosed in us - All-power, All-wisdom, and All-
goodness: one God, one Lord." (
"God, the blessed Trinity, who is everlasting Being, just as he is endless from
without beginning, so it was in his endless purpose to make man. This fair nature
was first prepared for his own Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, and when
he willed it with the full agreement of the whole Trinity, he made us all at once.
In our making he first knitted us and joined us to himself. By this joining we are