“Linda Loving inaugurated the new Bigelow Series at United Theological Seminary with an extraordinary performance of her one woman show, “Julian of Norwich”. Held in the chancel of the new architecturally award winning Bigelow Chapel, her performance was received with great excitement by an audience deeply moved by the actress’s powerful and dramatic unfolding of this extraordinary woman’s life. Ms. Loving gave us all a window into Julian’s medieval spirituality—a spirituality that speaks to us today with profound insights about the life of the spirit and the experience of God. Loving’s performance is a tour de force—a performance so powerful that we savor it long after the final scene had ended.”

 Wilson Yates
President Emeritus of United Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion, Society and the Arts.

“Having read and written about Julian, it was a gift to see her come to life through the artistic interpretation of Linda Loving. A hotel ballroom was transformed into an intimate view of Julian in her cloistered cell.”

Mary Elva Smith
Women’s Ministries, PC(USA)

“Julian explored the depths of her contact with the Holy Spirit and conveyed it to us; Linda Loving brings us there accessibly, dramatically, and soulfully. This performance succeeds at presenting a spiritual essence engaged in a human experience.”

Dean J. Seal
Author, Church & Stage
Producer Emeritus, Minnesota Fringe Festival

“The Campus Protestant Minister and the History Department worked together to bring the drama “Julian” to campus as a way to bring to life the writings of an intriguing mystic. Rev. Loving succeeded in giving great depth and passion to Julian and the students “caught” the essence of the woman in ways not available to them from simply reading the text.”

Rev. Victoria J. Brooks-McDonald
Union College
Schenectady, NY

“The words may be 600 years old but the message is as current as this morning’s headlines. It leaves me wondering whether Linda Loving found Julian or whether it was the other way around.”

Ron Magers
WLS-TV, Chicago

“I felt I must put pen to paper right now to say how extraordinary the experience of the weekend ‘Julian’ retreat was – a profound spiritual experience in which both Julian and ancient Norwich were recreated.”

Katy Bentall
Norwich England

“In her stage presentation of Julian of Norwich, Linda Loving brings together her theological training and her experience as a distinguished preacher and caring pastor. When she mixes all of that on stage with her artistic gifts as an actress the fourteenth century mystic comes alive and the result is an extraordinary and powerful spiritual experience. One can see this performance many times, with fresh insights each time.”

Dr. John M. Buchanan
Former editor of “Christian Century” and pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago