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The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham becomes a Minor Basilica



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Today on the feast of the Holy Family bishop Alan Hopes read a decree, forwarded by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, granting the title of Minor Basilica to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Watch the moment Bishop Alan Hopes proclaimed the good news!

St. Stephen's Day



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During the Mass on the St. Stephen's Day, four of the altar servers at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham were admitted to the Guild of St. Stephen. See the photos from this event on the Walsingham Blog.

Watch the Homily by Mgr John Atmitage from that day.

Solemnity Of The Nativity Of Our Lord



Advent Carol Service



Mgr Augustine Hoey's 100th Birthday Celebration Mass - Celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols



Holy Year: Jubilee of Mercy



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Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Pope's Year of Mercy

The Jubilee of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis, invites us to contemplate the mercy of God revealed to us in the face of Jesus, his Son. The Year runs from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016 and offers us the opportunity to reflect on how we might better radiate Read more

Holy Door - Audio Guide



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Listen to the Holy Door - Audio Guide by Misericordia Media

Catholic Bytes has created a free 6 minute audio piece to prepare pilgrims to walk through the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica. This reflection may be accessed in Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Polish, and German at Misericordia Media

Jubilee of Mercy - Holy Year of Mercy



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When God created Mary without the stain of original sin, He created the original Holy Door. Through this original Holy Door, opened when Mary said “yes” to the angel, all humankind can enter into the Kingdom of God.

Today is a great feast, the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It begins a Jubilee Year, the Year of Mercy. Today Pope Francis will open Read more

Bishops' Advent Reflections for the Year of Mercy



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Pope Francis' Year of Mercy is an opportunity to focus on God's mercy and forgiveness. To mark this, many of the Bishops of England and Wales have recorded special reflections for Advent. The podcasts, released one a day throughout the season, cover those important themes of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.

Listen to the Advent Reflection