13 Powerful Women Mystics Who Helped Shape Christianity St. Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Hildegard von Bingen, St. Teresa d'Avila, St. Catherine of Genoa, St. Clare of Assisi (pictured), Therese of Lisieux, Julian of Norwich, St, Bridget of Sweden, St. Beatrice of Silva, St. Angela of Foligno, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Hadewijch
Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) was an English anchoress, meaning she'd been walled into her own room in the church to spend her days praying and doing nun stuff. Her book "Revelations of Divine Love" is the first English language book written by a woman. She is always depicted with a cat.Julian of Norwich is regarded as one of the most important Christian mystics.
Pray, even if you feel nothing, see nothing. For when you are dry, empty, sick or weak, at such a time is your prayer most pleasing to God, even though you may find little joy in it. This is true of all believing prayer. - Julian of Norwich