Ruth is currently a Stipendiary Ordinand for the Diocese of Llandaff and preparing for ordination in June 2022. Ruth trained as a musician, training in both Wales, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in Vocal Performance. Ruth worked as a professional musician and music teacher specializing in teaching people with additional needs until she began her training for ordained ministry. Ruth has written for many years about trauma and mental health and writes under her own name and for Libero Magazine.
Ruth was handed the writings of Lady Julian of Norwich as an older child, she had relentless questions about the love of God. A strange book perhaps to hand to a young woman but she became transfixed and has continued to be by Julian’s work. As Ruth’s faith has matured through marriage, motherhood and alongside her own struggles with her mental health and trauma Lady Julian’s work has been a constant companion.
In this session Ruth will explore Lady Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love and how they can be a source of enlightenment and hope for those who have experienced trauma and loss. Lady Julian lived through her own pandemic (the plague) and so has a unique and parallel experience to us as we navigate covid 19. Ruth will consider how Lady Julian’s revelations on the love of God can help us integrate and navigate the personal and collective trauma of covid 19, and alongside this find wonder and love in God which is so uniquely infectious.
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