Marie LaureJune 18, 2023, exactly three years since my pilgrimage to Julian of Norwich's anchorage in the UK, I will be reading from the book I wrote as a result of that experience. The pilgrimage to Norwich in June 2019, unbeknownst to me at the time, would be a final trip for three years. The shuttering of the world by the twenty-first century pandemic precluded further travel, until now! Serendipitously, the return to travel will take me right back to where I left off this time to read from my book Return from Exile a true story of a clarion call across the ocean to sit in the anchorage where Julian of Norwich told her story of Revelations of Divine Love 650 years ago. The book reading will be part of the commemorative celebrations. You are invited to come.
Marie Laure has published her second book in her Serendipity Series. The first book was Chances Are . . .; her new book is Return from Exile Revelations from an Anchoress in St. Augustine.
The story takes the reader to 14th century England to meet mystic and writer, Julian of Norwich, who lived in self-imposed exile from the age of fifty until her death. The author made a solo pilgrimage in 2019 to sit alone in the anchorage and hear what Julian's message might have been for us in the 21st century. The Black Death plague struck her village during her lifetime. The Coronavirus has plagued our global village for well past a year. The two women authors, Marie and Julian who was the first woman to have published a book in English, share their stories in this book about love, relationships, and exile.