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National Association of Catholic Families Pilgrimage 2016



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A large number of families camped for the weekend in the fields opposite the Shrine. On Saturday afternoon Mass was celebrated in the extraordinary form by Cardinal Burke, who had been invited by the NACF to join them for the weekend. The Cardinal presided at the midday Mass on Sunday and preached. In the afternoon there was an Eucharistic Procession along the Pilgrims’ Way Read more

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ



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Watch the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Solemn Mass.

"Conversion of life and the transformation of the world, in fact, begun in the family". Watch the homily preached by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.

Diocese of Brentwood Pilgrimage 2016



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The pilgrimage was led by Bishop Alan Williams SM. After celebrating Mass this year the pilgrims walked along the Pilgrims’ Way to the Priory grounds rather than to Elmham House gardens. Vespers and Benediction followed and there was the opportunity for pilgrims to pray at the site of the original shrine.

Watch Diocese of Brentwood pilgrimage Holy Mass.

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"A Day With Mary" Pilgrimage 2016



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A large number of pilgrims enjoyed a very busy and prayerful programme of devotions. Mgr Armitage welcomed the pilgrims and the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was crowned. There was an outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament, enrolment in the brown scapular, and the miraculous medal, and Fr Jude Iferoah celebrated Mass. The day also included a procession when the Luminous and Glorious Read more

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity



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Watch the Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

"Holy Trinity is the complete Truth". Watch the homily preached by Mgr John Armitage.

Pilgrimage for Deaf 2016



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Pilgrims gathered in the gardens of Elmham House at midday for prayers and the rosary and then processed along the Pilgrims’ Way to the Shrine. On arrival there was a Service of Reconciliation and after time for going through the Holy Door and visiting the Slipper Chapel pilgrims enjoyed lunch. Later in the afternoon Bishop Paul Hendricks celebrated Mass. He is one of the Read more

Knanaya Chaplaincy Pilgrimage 2016



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The United Kingdom Knanaya Chaplaincy came on their first pilgrimage last year and there were increased numbers this year. The Pilgrims’ Way was very colourful as pilgrims processed with their wonderfully decorated umbrellas to the Shrine. Mass was then celebrated in the Syro Malabar Rite in Malayalam.

Watch the Holy Mass in the Syro-Malabar rite celebrated by Fr Sajimon Kuriakose.

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Solemnity of Pentecost



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Watch the Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

"Wisdom can be found only in the Spirit". Watch the homily preached by Mgr John Armitage.

Archdiocese of Birmingham Pilgrimage 2016



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The Archdiocese had a new programme this year starting in the gardens of the Anglican Shrine. Pilgrims were welcomed by Fr Philip Barnes, the administrator and then they processed through the village and down the Holy Mile to the Shrine. Bishop Robert Byrne Cong. Orat. celebrated the Holy Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

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The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord & Dominican Pilgrimage 2016



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The Dominican Order celebrated the eight hundredth anniversary of the founding of their order on the Feast of the Ascension at Walsingham led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Revd Malcolm McMahon OP. Coaches came from London, Oxford and Cambridge and it was very good to see so many Dominican brothers and sisters at the National Shrine. After Mass in the Chapel of Read more