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Solemnity of Pentecost



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Watch the Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

"Wisdom can be found only in the Spirit". Watch the homily preached by Mgr John Armitage.

Archdiocese of Birmingham Pilgrimage 2016



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The Archdiocese had a new programme this year starting in the gardens of the Anglican Shrine. Pilgrims were welcomed by Fr Philip Barnes, the administrator and then they processed through the village and down the Holy Mile to the Shrine. Bishop Robert Byrne Cong. Orat. celebrated the Holy Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

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The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord & Dominican Pilgrimage 2016



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The Dominican Order celebrated the eight hundredth anniversary of the founding of their order on the Feast of the Ascension at Walsingham led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Revd Malcolm McMahon OP. Coaches came from London, Oxford and Cambridge and it was very good to see so many Dominican brothers and sisters at the National Shrine. After Mass in the Chapel of Read more

Diocese of Salford Pilgrimage 2016



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Bishop John Arnold led his diocese’s pilgrimage to Walsingham. The pilgrimage started outside the Church of the Annunciation in the village as the bishop crowned the beautifully decorated statue and then led the procession along the Pilgrims’ Way to the Shrine. After time for lunch there was a Service of Reconciliation followed by individual confessions and then Holy Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Read more

Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage 2016



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Hard on the heels of the Tamil pilgrimage the Shrine welcomed the priests and parishes of its own diocese of East Anglia. The day began with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of the Annunciation in the village. Bishop Alan Hopes crowned the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham and then led the procession down the Holy Mile to the Shrine. On Read more

Tamil One Pilgrimage 2016



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The 2016 Pilgrimage Season started on the 1st of May with the first of the two pilgrimages of the Tamil community in England. During the day almost eight thousand pilgrims visited the Shrine, presented their petitions in the Slipper Chapel and took part in the procession, Benediction and Mass. It was a wonderful witness of faith as pilgrims queued waiting patiently and with good Read more

Marriage and Family Life Pilgrimage 2016



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Spend a great weekend, with other Catholic families, in Walsingham at the Basilica of Our Lady - come for the Marriage and Family Life Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage will take place between Friday 12th and Sunday 14th August 2016.

Further information can be found on the Calendar

There will be a special blessing for all married couples by Mgr John Armitage on Saturday.

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Solemnity of St George & the Our Lady of All Nations Pilgrimage 2016



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Watch the Solemnity of St George Holy Mass.

"Offer your suffering to bring the Grace to your family and the world". Watch the homily by Fr Peter Sigl.

“I have chosen Amsterdam as the place of the Lady of All Nations.” (Message from March 20, 1953). Find out more about Our Lady of All Nations by listening to Fr Peter Read more

Sister Wendy Renate's Requiem Mass



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Watch the Sister Wendy Renate's Requiem Mass.

"Sister Wendy was a woman of Faith, Hope and the Love of God". Watch the homily by Mgr John Armitage.

Listen to few more words about Sister Wendy.

Photos from the Requiem Mass are on the Walsingham Blog.

New prayer to Royal St Joseph



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Franciscans of the Immaculate at Gosport are promoting a new prayer to Royal St Joseph (see attached above), which has been approved by Bishop Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth. This prayer card shows an image of St Joseph from the National Shrine of St Joseph at St Micheal's Abbey, Farnborough.

We encourage everyone visiting Our Lady's Shrine here in Walsingham to pick the Read more