because it was the epicentre of faith". (Cardinal Vincent Nichols)
Pilgrims come to Walsingham for many reasons, but the heart of a pilgrimage is to give thanks, and to seek guidance in doing the Will of God in our lives, often in trying and difficult circumstances. The message of Walsingham is very simple: like Mary, seek to say 'yes' to God in your life, and especially here on pilgrimage
To help you get the most of your pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady, we have published Pilgrim Handbook, which is available to buy for only £3. The handbook is almost 200 pages long and contains all you need to know for your journey to Our Lady's Shrine - an introduction to Walsingham Spirituality; the Shrine's daily programme and activities; prayers to Our Lady, Marian Hymns and the Angelus Promise; a guide to Confession, Adoration and Stations of the Cross; maps, services and information on Walsingham, and many more.
You can purchase the Pilgrim Handbook whilst you visit the Shrine or buy it from our online shop before your pilgrimage.