“every time I enter creation I withdraw from God”

Because of the plague the creation spiritual vision of such people as Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Meister Eckhart over the previous 150 years was practically abandoned in favor of Thomas a Kempis (“every time I enter creation I withdraw from God”) and other more introverted thinkers. Julian clearly represents the last and the best of this lineage of creation spirituality mystics—even though she lived through a harrowing time of pandemic.

Enjor Matthew Fox’s brilliant daily Creation Spirituality bloghttps://dailymeditationswithmatthewfox.org/2020/05/01/contextualizing-julian-of-norwichs-spiritual-genius/

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