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Our Lady of Boulogne comes to Walsingham



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Members of the parish of Boulogne, France, led by their parish priest, Fr Frederic Dominy, processed to the Shrine and the statue of Our Lady of Boulogne was then placed in the sanctuary of the Chapel of Reconciliation. After Mass, Bishop Alan Hopes greeted them and led the short procession to the Slipper Chapel, where the statue remained for the rest of the day. Read more

The Daman Community of Peterborough



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Over 200 members of the Daman Community of Peterborough were also at the midday Mass. Daman was a Portuguese colony in India from 1559-1961 and many Portuguese speaking Indians are now a vibrant force in the catholic community in England. Mgr John Armitage welcomed them as they started their procession to the Shrine.

Marist Pilgrimage



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The Marist Pilgrimage celebrated over 47 years of the Marist Fathers’ and Sisters’ care of the National Shrine. On the appointment of Bishop Alan Williams sm as the Bishop of Brentwood last year, the Marists Fathers decided that they were no longer able to take care of the Shrine, though happily they still care for the parish of Walsingham with its four churches and the Read more

Catholic Herald - The national shrine wants to upgrade its buildings and increase its role in the Church



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The national shrine of Walsingham has launched a £10 million appeal to pay for new buildings and to expand its role in the Church.

The shrine, which dates back to the 11th century, is looking for £6 million to spend on upgrading buildings and accommodation. This would pay for a new cloister, refectory, conference and retreat centre, and new accommodation for the Read more

Annual National Caribbean Pilgrimage



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The Annual National Caribbean Pilgrimage to Walsingham coincided with the celebration of the feast of St Peter and St Paul. After a procession, Mass was celebrated by Fr Daniel Ofere, a priest from Nigeria, who spoke of the wonderful character of the Universal Church. The pilgrimage was joined by a large number of the Punjabi Rosary Group, Coventry.

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Punjabi Rosary Group from Coventry



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On Sunday 28th June, the Caribbean pilgrimage was as lively as ever, Mass was celebrated by Fr Albert Ofere from Nigeria and this year the pilgrimage was joined by over a hundred members of the Punjabi Rosary Group from Coventry. The Shrine Rector, Mgr John Armitage, was delighted to welcome all these pilgrims, who have already booked dates to return next year.

Sister Wendy Renate and Sister Jane Louise take final vows



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On Saturday 27th Mgr Keith Newton led the Ordinariate pilgrimage using their own liturgy.

During this Mass Sister Wendy Renate and Sister Jane Louise of the Sisters of Our Lady of Reconciliation took their final vows.

Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you both at the Shrine.

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Melkite Pilgrimage



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After the daily midday pilgrim Mass, Father Shafiq Abou Zayd celebrated a Melkite rite Mass in Arabic for members of the Lebanese community in London. This was a truly memorable occasion, the first time this rite and language have been used at the Shrine and a witness of support for suffering Christians in the Middle East. Father Shafiq will lead a Middle East pilgrimage Read more

Ordinariate Pilgrimage



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The weekend of the 27th June was a remarkable one at the National Shrine. On Saturday, the Mass was celebrated in three different rites. After the daily midday pilgrim Mass, a Melkite rite Mass followed and later in the afternoon Mgr Keith Newton led the Ordinariate pilgrimage using their own liturgy. During this Mass Sister Wendy Renate and Sister Jane Louise of the Sisters Read more

Mercy Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2015



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Over two hundred Sisters of Mercy and their Associates from London, Oldham, Croydon, Colchester, St Albans, Birmingham, Kings Lynn, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oldham, Tilbury and Llanelli South Wales, made long journeys to be part of a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 13th June. Group Banners were displayed in the Church. The main focus of our Pilgrimage was to pray Read more