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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.
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