Pro-Life Pilgrimage

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August 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - August 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Pro-Life Pilgrimage

The Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary will be prayed before the midday Mass
in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
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Confessions will be heard before and after Holy Mass until 3.15pm,
subject to the availability of confessors.
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The Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be present for veneration
throughout the day (except during the midday Mass)

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The pilgrimage starts at 12.00 noon with the Angelus and Holy Mass. (Mass leaflet available in the Chapel) Bishop Philip Egan (Portsmouth) is the main celebrant, with Fr David Donaghue (Northampton) concelebrating.

After lunch, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from approximately 2.00pm until 3.20pm for adoration and private prayer. At 2.15 Stations of the Cross take place in the grounds.

At 2.45pm the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed in the Chapel of Reconciliation, followed by the Litany of Life and Benediction.

At 3.30pm we assemble outside the Chapel of Reconciliation, in the presence of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, to pray the first three Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. We then make our way along the Pilgrim Way to the Abbey grounds in the village. This silent walk, an Act of Reparation, is central to the pilgrimage, when we offer reparation for the sins against life in union with the Passion of Our Lord. Pilgrims are strongly encouraged to approach this time as a prayerful walk with Jesus to Calvary. The last two Sorrowful Mysteries will be prayed at the site of the Holy House in the Abbey grounds, followed by the Prayer for England and the Salve Regina to close the pilgrimage. (Coaches will leave the Shrine at 3.30 for the village coach park, taking with them pilgrims unable to make the walk)

Please leave the Abbey grounds by 4.45pm to make your way to the coach park. Coaches leave the village at 5pm.

Pilgrims joining online will be able to participate in all that takes place at the Shrine through the livestream facility.