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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

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

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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