Friday, 16 August 2013

Remembering Our English Marian Shrine

Group gathered in the grounds of the Catholic Shrine at Walsingham
On the great Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady of yesterday it is good to remember that England has its own Marian Shrine in Walsingham, Norfolk which was a place of pilgrimage before the Reformation and became again a great place of pilgrimage from 19th century onwards for both Catholics and Anglicans as well as other Christians.

Recently a group from St Richard's, Chichester and others went on pilgrimage to Walsingham as they report:
The pilgrimage was led by Fr Graham Smith alongside Chichester parish priest, Fr Paul Turner. It was a great success, and everyone said how much they enjoyed it.  

Despite having only one whole day, it managed to cover Rosary in the Holy House, The Stations of the Cross, The Sprinkling, a visit to the Slipper Chapel, Mass and Exposition at the Church of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick at The Church of the Annunciation, A visit to the Orthodox church, the Procession of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, and our farewell Mass in the Barn Chapel – and still with plenty of Free Time left over, and a group photo!

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