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Why wasn't Julian of Norwich canonized as a saint?
-- Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 13, 2003
The Anchoress Julian of Norwich was born in late 1342, and may have lived well into the fifteenth century, dying around 1412. We know very few details about her life; in fact, we do not know even know her real name. At some point in her life she became an anchoress -- a vowed solitary who lived a life devoted to prayer and meditation, confined to a cell adjoining a church. In her case, Julian's cell adjoined the church of St. Julian in Norwich, from which we get her pseudonym. Virtually nothing is known about her aside from what she writes -- and she reveals little about herself, preferring instead to talk about her "courteous" God.
The Church could not even begin the canonization process on a person about whom almost nothing is known.
-- (Julian@of.Norwich), October 13, 2003.