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Day of Prayer in Thanksgiving and Support for the Priests of our Country

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To mark the 10th anniversary of the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for priests and the National Mass of Thanksgiving and Renewal for Priests celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral, the National Catholic Shrine at Walsingham is holding a day of prayer in thanksgiving and support for the priests of our country.

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Vocations Retreat at Walsingham

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What's happening?
A retreat for men and women aged 18 - 35 who are open to a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life.

The beautiful Dowry House Retreat in Walsingham, Norfolk: Dowry House Retreat, 47 – 49 High Street, Walsingham, NR22 6BZ

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July 2019

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Saturday 11th May 2019

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Please note that the Shrine will be hosting the Archdiocese of Birmingham Pilgrimage on Saturday 11th May 2019. The Pilgrim Mass on that date will take place at 12.30 pm rather than at 12 noon.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sunday 5th May 2019

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Please note that the 12 noon Pilgrim Mass in English on Sunday 5th May 2019 will take place in the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Friday Market Place in Walsingham village.

The Tamil 1 Pilgrimage will be taking place at the Shrine site on that day.

Happy Easter!

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Christ is risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Happy Easter to you all!

May the joy of Christs' resurrection be alive in each one of us and lead us to be true witnesses of this mystery.

Holy St Joseph, Pillar of Families

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“I have a great love for St Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of St Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the church! Yes! We know that he can do that. So, when I have a problem, a difficulty, I write a little note and I put it
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The Museum of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Catholic National Shrine is delighted to be hosting an exceptional exhibition of Marian artefacts from the Peter Sibley Collection on the High Street in Walsingham. Come and see. Admission is FREE!

Come on retreat

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The Shrine’s 26 bed retreat centre, Dowry House, is a historic medieval building in the heart of Walsingham. With its own chapel, cloistered garden, conference room, two libraries and exceptional collection of Marian books it welcomes pilgrims looking for a time of retreat, formation, silence and prayer. The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham provides hospitality, spiritual accompaniment, sung divine office and teaching on Read more

Stay at Elmham House

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The Shrine’s 115 bed pilgrim hostel, Elmham House, is undergoing a major redevelopment in January and February 2019 which will massively enhance the resident pilgrim experience. Works include the opening up of the ground floor into an open plan dining room, lounge area and bar, upgrading a number of standard rooms to ensuite rooms, the renovation of the Library and Lounge Room, the introduction of Read more

Follow the Dowry Tour

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This is an exciting year for us as the Shrine’s Dowry Tour Exhibition sponsored by the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom continues to make its way around all of England’s dioceses.

To find out when it will come to a cathedral near you visit the Tour website