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Iraqi Catholics journey to England’s Nazareth



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We would like to invite you to read the below article wirtten by a freelancer journalist Robert Ewan, published in the Catholic Universe on 15th July 2016.

The Chaldean Catholic mission in the United Kingdom began its 30-Year Anniversary celebration with the first pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. On July 2, 2016 more than 200 Iraqi Chaldean pilgrims were Read more

National Grandparents Pilgrimage 2016



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Today Our Lady's Shrine at Walsingham welcomed Grandparents, from all over the UK, together with their families. It was a great day full of happy children running around and adults chatting lively with each other. Everyone had a quality time at England's Nazareth.

Watch the National Grandparents Pilgrimage Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

"To be a strong family is Read more

Syro-Malabar Pilgrimage 2016



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From eight o’clock in the morning members of the Syro Malabar community of England began to arrive at the Shrine. This year their pilgrimage was in a new format as they did not process down to the Shrine, but the whole pilgrimage took place within the Shrine domain and neighbouring fields. With the numbers of pilgrims increasing this avoided traffic congestion in the village. In Read more

Diocese of Hallam Pilgrimage 2016



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On Saturday, 16th July the Diocese of Hallam made their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham. Several pilgrims enjoyed lunch in the dining room at Elmham House, the accommodation for residential pilgrims and then processed down the to the Shrine. A Vigil Mass was celebrated by Bishop Ralph Heskett C. Cs. R and after the Mass the Sheffield branch of the Walsingham Association presented a very generous Read more

Tamil Two Pilgrimage 2016



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Today we had a wonderful day in ‪Walsingham‬ and really great atmosphere of prayer and friendship at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham created by Tamil pilgrims. During the day about 13,000 members of the Tamil Community visited the Our Lady's Shrine.

Some families waited for three hours in the queue to pray in the Slipper Chapel. A reporter from the Eastern Read more

Archdiocese of Westminster Pilgrimage 2016



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The Archdiocese has not had a pilgrimage to the National Shrine for about thirty years and so it was a very special day and the pilgrimage was led by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

The stewards and marshals were the Westminster Lourdes pilgrimage team and along with the shrine staff ensured a very smoothly run pilgrimage negotiating the logistics of parking almost 70 coaches Read more

Union of Catholic Mothers Pilgrimage 2016



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Two days pilgrimage of the Union of Catholic Mothers to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham came to an end. It was a very blessed and fruitful time. Thank you for visiting Our Lady's Shrine.

Go to Walsingham Catholic TV to watch yesterday's Service of Light and "Walsingham is a home of Jesus Christ" - a short reflection by Bishop Alan Read more

SVP Pilgrimage for the Sick 2016



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Bishop Peter Doyle, the Bishop of Northampton, celebrated Mass for the SVP. It was a privilege to welcome members of the SVP family, carers, supporters and the sick. There was anointing of the sick during Mass and at the end of Mass the National President, Adrian Abel, gave a short address. It was also very good that summer had actually started in North Norfolk as Read more

Middle East Pilgrimage 2016



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It was a day of “firsts” as there was the first ever Middle East Pilgrimage and the first ever Chaldean Rite Mass celebrated at the Shrine. Members of the Iraqui Chaldean community and the Lebanese Melkite community started their pilgrimage with Sprinkling at the well at the Anglican Shrine. After processing to the Catholic Shrine Mass was celebrated and languages used were Aramaic, the language Read more

Marist Pilgrimage 2016



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The Shrine welcomed members of the Marist family, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Associates and it was lovely to see several familiar faces and old friends. Mass was celebrated by Father Peter Corcoran SM and after lunch they then processed into the village and the day ended with Evening Prayer in the Church of the Annunciation which is run by the Marist Fathers.

Watch the Read more