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Knanaya Catholic Chaplaincy Pilgrimage



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On another fine day, the National Shrine welcomed several Syro Malabar rite pilgrims. We assembled again in the village and it was good again to see so many young people. The procession then wound its way along the Pilgrims’ Way several pilgrims carrying the traditional brightly coloured parasols. By chance there were a large number of walkers on a charity walk coming up the Pilgrims’ Read more

Jesus Youth UK



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Jesus Youth is an association of Portuguese speaking catholic families who originally lived in India. Most of these families came from Daman on the West coast of India, a former Portuguese colony. It was lovely to see so many teenagers on this pilgrimage. We met in front of the catholic church in the village of Walsingham and then processed along the Pilgrims’ Way to Read more

Pro-Life Pilgrimage



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The weather stayed fair for the Pro-Life Pilgrimage, which was very fortunate, as with the numbers attending it would not have been possible to celebrate Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Twenty coaches of pilgrims travelled to Walsingham, a wonderful witness to the sanctity of life. Bishop Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth, presided and preached at the Mass. A busy and prayerful afternoon followed Read more

Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage



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The National Shrine rector, Mgr John Armitage, was particularly glad to welcome the Diocese of Leeds as this year their pilgrimage was led by their new bishop, the Right Revd Marcus Stock. There were increased numbers from previous years and the pilgrimage organizer, Fr Ben Griffiths, and the bishop extended the programme to include a procession along the Holy Mile to the priory grounds Read more

Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham



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Watch the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham Mass on Walsingham Catholic TV

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Syro-Malankara Pilgrimage



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Watch the Syro-Malankara Pilgrimage Mass on Walsingham Catholic TV

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The Order of Malta Pilgrimage for the Sick



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Watch the Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage Walsingham Catholic TV

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Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage



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What a wonderful witness of worship and praise of the Universal Church on a gloriously sunny and warm day. Several of the ethnic chaplaincies of England travelled to rural North Norfolk along the narrow lanes to the Shrine, along with parishes and pilgrim groups; truly the A to Z of the church, starting with Albania and ending with Zimbabwe. To mention a few of Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols leads the Bishops and Seminarians Pilgrimage



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On Saturday, 5th September we were privileged to welcome the pilgrimage of the bishops and seminarians of England Wales led by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Many arrived on Friday evening staying in the village and were able to explore the village and those who wished attended vespers at the Anglican Shrine. On Saturday the cardinal celebrated Mass, with the archbishops of Southwark and Read more

Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage



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The Latin Mass Society had their walking pilgrimage arriving after midday on Sunday. Father John Cahill celebrated the Mass in the extraordinary form assisted by Father Michael Rowe and Brother Rosario FFI. They had all walked form Ely and only had a brief break before Mass. The superb choir sang a setting in plainsong and I felt privileged to have been present at two Read more