Julian: A Play Based on the Life and Times of Julian of Norwich

There is Hope – A Celebration Year of Preaching and Music begins on Palm Sunday weekend, April 9 and 10, 2022.


JULIAN, A One Woman Drama by J. Janda

Portrayed by Linda C. Loving

Saturday, April 9 | House of Hope Sanctuary | 2 p.m.

Julian of Norwich, a 14th century mystic, was the first known woman to write in English. Her beautiful prose and theology from Revelations of Divine Love are brought to life in this production, along with the medieval times and town of Norwich. Julian lived through 3 bouts of the Plague to proclaim: “All shall be well!” There are many other parallels with our current pandemic times, and the hope and inspiration of this remarkable spiritual guide have become more relevant than ever.

This moving performance by Ms. Loving reminds us of the Mothering Love of a God who is all-inclusive, all compassion, and all forgiving, and it shows us the courage and profound faith of a woman ahead of her time whose words may well be intended for our time.


Palm Sunday Worship | Sunday, April 10 | 10 a.m.
Linda C. Loving, Preaching

Rev. Linda C. Loving has performed JULIAN nearly 100 times around the country in the past 33 years, bringing to life the wisdom, hope, and profound writings of the 14th century mystic. Forty HOH women traveled to England with Linda in 2001 to view her performance there, and in 2006 Linda produced a DVD of this drama in Julian’s cell. In recent years she has also been cast with professional theatre companies in the Midwest and Santa Fe, New Mexico where she now resides. After breast cancer treatment in 2010, she wrote A New Song to Sing: Breast Cancer as Journey of Spirit, a workbook intended to support groups of women survivors. Rev. Loving retired as Senior Pastor of House of Hope in December 2004. Her website is www.Spirited-Voices.com.