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The Feast of the Assumption and Travelling Families



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The Chapel of Reconciliation was full for sung Mass on Saturday 15th August as members of the travelling community made their pilgrimage. After Mass some teenagers carried the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham with great devotion to the Slipper Chapel where prayers were said. Mgr John then visited each caravan, Read more

EWTN Celtic Connections - Walsingham Special



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Kathy Sinnott w Michelle Moran, Msgr John Armitage, Joanna Bogle and Myles Dempsey: --- Celtic Connections visits Walsingham, England's National Shrine of Our Lady. The new rector Mgr. John Armitage talks about his vision for the shrine. We talk to pilgrims who have made their way to Walsingham on foot, offering their efforts Read more

New Dawn Conference 2015



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Watch the New Dawn 2015 Opening Mass on Walsingham Catholic TV and find some photos of the event on the Walsingham Blog

Watch the Candle Procession to the Reconciliation Chapel on Walsingham Catholic TV and find some photos of the event on the Walsingham Blog

Watch Tuesday's Mass celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Walsingham Catholic TV and Read more

Leicester Syro-Malabar Pilgrimage



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Sisters of Jesus and Mary Jubilarians Pilgrimage



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Today I was privileged to share in a very special day at the National Shrine. With memories of last Sunday’s Grandparents’ pilgrimage and a packed Chapel of Reconciliation for Mass followed by the children’s pageant still clear in my mind, Mass today saw the Jubilarians’ pilgrimage of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary. The English Province actually includes Europe and the Middle East and Read more

National Grandparents' Pilgrimage



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The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 13th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren. The Catholic Grandparents’ Association was the brainchild of Catherine Wiley. At the end of Mass Catherine spoke of the birth of the association. She was praying in the Slipper Chapel and asking Our Lady what she could do, when she realised what an important part grandparents can play Read more

Syro Malabar Pilgrimage



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Up to 4,000 members of the Syro Malabar community of England travelled to North Norfolk, some from as near as King's Lynn, others from London and the Midlands. The Syro Malabar church has its roots in Syria and India and has its own historic rite for the Mass. Many families have their roots in Kerala, South India. A colourful procession came down from the Read more

Diocese of Hallam Pilgrimage



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On a bright and sunny day the Diocese of Hallam celebrated their thirty fifth pilgrimage to the National Shrine, led by their new bishop, the Right Revd Ralph Hesketh C.Ss.R. After facing a longer journey than usual owing to the busiest weekend of the year on the roads, some pilgrims enjoyed lunch in the dining room of Elmham House, the pilgrim accommodation, while others explored Read more

Tamil Two Pilgrimage



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On Sunday, 12th July, over 14, 000 members of the Tamil community of England, held their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham. This is the largest pilgrimage of the year and a wonderful witness to the faith of this community. The day is very much a family occasion: often families with three generations travel many a mile for the devotions and celebrations. The first coach arrived Read more

Carmelite Pilgrimage 5th Centenary



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On Saturday, 11th July, the National Shrine hosted the first Carmelite pilgrimage to Walsingham. The day began with a talk by Fr Matt Blake OCD in the Chapel of Reconciliation followed by the pilgrim Mass at midday. This was due to be celebrated by the Right Revd Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe. Unfortunately the bishop was indisposed and so Mass was celebrated by Read more