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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 www.dowrytour.org.uk.




Gloria in excelsis Deo!



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"Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.
Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you."
(Luke 2, 10-11)


Dear Pilgrims and Friends of the Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham,
Christmas is the time of a joyful encounter with the Lord, who is Read more

What happened at Walsingham?



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Was the ancient statue of Our Lady burnt at Chelsea or did it survive?

In a short interview with the Catholic Initiative Mgr John Armitage shares the history of Walsingham. Rector of the Catholic National Shrine walks through the 500 years of the Shrine bringing us up to its dissolution in 1538.




Gaudete Sunday weekend special offer



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Why not come to Walsingham this Advent?

Come for the Gaudete Sunday weekend and take advantage of our special offer, which includes two nights accommodation and all meals, starting from £85.95 per person. Contact us on 01328 820217 to book your stay.

Come to Walsingham to be refreshed and inspired at England's Nazareth.

Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham



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Blessed solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham!

We thank you for joining us to pray the Novena in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham. Similarly to last year, today's Solemn Holy Mass (at noon) will be broadcast globally on EWTN.

Solemn Ecumenical Vespers



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There will be Solemn Ecumenical Vespers in the Shrine Church at the Anglican Shrine at 5.30pm on Monday 24th September 2018 for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham and to celebrate the signing of the Ecumenical Covenant between the Catholic and Anglican Shrines. All welcome.

Nine Day Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Walsingham



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On behalf of Mgr John Armitage, Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady, we invite you to join us in praying the novena in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham starting Saturday 15th September in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham on 24th September. Similarly to last year, the Solemnity of our Lady of Walsingham will be broadcast globally on Read more