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BBC Radio Norfolk on National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

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BBC Radio Norfolk reports on the new title 'Minor Basilica' given to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Julian Foord, our Pilgrimage Coordinator, was invited for an interview to talk about the Shrine's new status granted by the Pope.

Listen to the interview on our UStream platform.

You can also visit BBC Radio Norfolk website to Read more

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Pope designates Walsingham shrine as a minor basilica.

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The papal decree was announced at 'England’s Nazareth' on the feast of the Holy Family

Pope Francis has given the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in England a rare honour.

The shrine – specifically the Slipper Chapel, the Chapel of Reconciliation and the Domain – has been granted minor basilica status.

The announcement was made by Read more

Christmas: In search of Mary

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Alison Hilliard grew up a Protestant in Ian Paisley’s Northern Ireland, where any devotion to Mary was scorned; Mark Dowd is a cradle Catholic and former friar; and Remona Aly is a Muslim who loves Christmas, but approaches Mary very much from a Qur’anic perspective.

These three very different people went on pilgrimage together to experience the mother of the Christ child. Their Read more

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham becomes a Minor Basilica

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Today on the feast of the Holy Family bishop Alan Hopes read a decree, forwarded by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, granting the title of Minor Basilica to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Watch the moment Bishop Alan Hopes proclaimed the good news!

St. Stephen's Day

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During the Mass on the St. Stephen's Day, four of the altar servers at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham were admitted to the Guild of St. Stephen. See the photos from this event on the Walsingham Blog.

Watch the Homily by Mgr John Atmitage from that day.

Solemnity Of The Nativity Of Our Lord

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Mgr Augustine Hoey's 100th Birthday Celebration Mass - Celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols