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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

Pope Francis' Response to the attacks on Paris

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The attacks on Paris last Friday carried out by three teams of Daesh (IS) terrorists, claimed the lives of 129 people and left more than 350 injured, many of them critically.

The Paris attacks came just a day after a series of Daesh suicide bombs rocked Beirut, Lebanon – causing nearly 50 deaths and injuring 250.

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Walsingham Retreat 3rd-6th November 2015

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The Retreat began with the Mass on Tuesday evening in the Church of the Annunciation.

These are personal notes and cannot be taken as a true record of what was said. They are mainly “trigger points” of what became a very special and memorable time under the guidance of Mgr John Armitage. Rector of the Shrine.

Session Read more