Rorate Caeli

Come to Walsingham with the Latin Mass Society!

Congratulations to those who have completed the Chartres Pilgrimage this year, who will be nursing their blisters as they try to return to the world of work. Inspired by the Chartres Pilgrime and the Australian Christus Rex pilgrimage, the Latin Mass Society now organises a walking pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham, about 55 miles. The dates this year are 23 to 25 August 2013, and you can sign up here.

Walsingham has a special importance for England; it is the English National Shrine to Our Lady, and in the Middle Ages was one of the great pilgrimage shrines of Europe. The shrine centred around a reproduction of the Holy House, revealed by Our Lady and built with the assistance of angels. It is a shrine, in a sense, to the Holy Family, and the sacredness of family life. We shall see if, by the time of the pilgrimage, the bill to establish same-sex 'marriage' in England has been successful or not...


For American readers, I'd like to mention the annual

'Pilgrimage of Restoration'
to Our Lady's Shrine of Martyrs Auriesville, New York, USA, Friday-Sunday September 20-22

Register, or PRE-register at DEEP discounts until June 1. Register gratis for Sunday's events. Or, participate from home or parish: sponsor a pilgrim, request prayers, obtain a plenary indulgence.

Check the pilgrimage blog for updates.


Supertradmum said...

I want to set up a TLM prayer and Adoration centre in Walsingham. Please see my blog and consider if you want to be part of it.

Pertinacious Papist said...

Walsingham is a wonderful old traditional pilgrimage site in the UK. I've been there. Like so many such sites in the UK, the sad thing is that the Catholic traditions have been visibly sidelined by the anti-Catholic state religion of England since the Tudors. The current Catholic pilgrimage destination is the "Slipper Chapel," where pilgrims traditionally took off their shoes to make the rest of the pilgrimage to the actual traditional destination of the pilgrimage at the actual Walsingham shrine, about a mile distal from the Slipper Chapel.

Nonetheless, it's a pilgrimage well-worth making, and I'm glad to see it being revived among Catholics.

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