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Year of Mercy Indulgence for the Housebound



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Mgr John Armitage explains how housebound person can receive the indulgence for the Year of Mercy

For those unable to to visit and go through a Holy Door for reasons such as sickness or lack of transport, the importance is the intention to go through a Holy Door. A spiritual pilgrimage can be made by watching the streamed midday pilgrim Mass at the National Shrine Read more

Walsingham Association Spring Meeting Weekend



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Ash Wednesday



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Watch the Mass

Listen to the Homily by Mgr John Armitage

Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine at Ladyewell, Fernyhalgh



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Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham at the Marian Shrine at Ladyewell, Fernyhalgh on Saturday, 24th September 2016.

The day will begin with 12 noon Mass at St Mary's church, celebrated by Fr Mario, followed by procession and picnic lunch. There will be Benediction in the Shrine's Chapel at 2.30pm. Confession will be available during the entire day. If you have never Read more

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord



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Watch the Solemn Mass .

BBC Radio Norfolk on National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham



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BBC Radio Norfolk reports on the new title 'Minor Basilica' given to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Julian Foord, our Pilgrimage Coordinator, was invited for an interview to talk about the Shrine's new status granted by the Pope.

Listen to the interview on our UStream platform.

You can also visit BBC Radio Norfolk website to Read more

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord



Pope designates Walsingham shrine as a minor basilica.



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The papal decree was announced at 'England’s Nazareth' on the feast of the Holy Family

Pope Francis has given the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in England a rare honour.

The shrine – specifically the Slipper Chapel, the Chapel of Reconciliation and the Domain – has been granted minor basilica status.

The announcement was made by Read more

Christmas: In search of Mary



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Alison Hilliard grew up a Protestant in Ian Paisley’s Northern Ireland, where any devotion to Mary was scorned; Mark Dowd is a cradle Catholic and former friar; and Remona Aly is a Muslim who loves Christmas, but approaches Mary very much from a Qur’anic perspective.

These three very different people went on pilgrimage together to experience the mother of the Christ child. Their Read more

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God