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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

Our Lady of Walsingham at the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool



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Announcing the presence of the Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham at the forthcoming National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool 7th - 9th September 2018.

Visit the Archdiocese of Liverpool website to find out more about this event: www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/adoremus.

Divine Restoration For The Nation



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The harvest of the Dowry of Mary is rich but the labourers are few. Divine restoration to re-evangelise this nation will require a selfless offering of vocation, fully focused on service to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her gaze as mother and teacher.

Divine restoration for the nation requires one will as a unified nation, a United Kingdom. A nation with an aspiration Read more

The Walsingham Way



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Watch this promotional film about pilgrimage to Walsingham, courtesy of EWTN

The message of Walsingham is an invitation to share in Our Lady's joy of the Annunciation, as part of the ancient tradition of England as Mary's Dowry. The Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham is the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady in England, which has existed since the Middle Ages as Read more