Date of the next Diocese of Leeds Walsingham Pilgrimage:
Saturday 30 September 2017
The Diocese of Leeds one day Pilgrimage to Walsingham, England’s oldest shrine to Our Lady takes place each September. It is open to all year groups, staff and families.
The day includes open air Mass, a procession along the Holy Mile from the Shrine into the town of Walsingham and concludes with Benediction. There is free time to visit the many wonderful churches and chapels.
If you are interested in joining the next Pilgrimage, please see Mrs Findlay or Helen Kington.
Walsingham News Stories
Walsingham in Norfolk, has been a place of pilgrimage since medieval times, when for most people travel to Rome or Compostella was virtually impossible. The original shrine of Our Lady to Walsingham, founded in 1061, was destroyed at the Reformation. In 1934, Walsingham was named the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady.
Almost everyone who visits Walsingham speaks of the peaceful atomsphere they find there. There are some who go to Waslingham to give thanks for some blessing in their lives. Others to make a new start or to find ssome way through confusion in their lives. There may be a desire to seek forgiveness in confession and reconciliation, or return to the Church. The sacarament of the sick is frequently recieved, and people come to find healing, strength and God's grace through the prayers of Our Lady.
The spirituality behind everything in Walsingham is to be found in the words of Our Lady when she was asked to become the mother of the Lord:
Walsingham is the home of Mary where, like a mother, she is able to influence, guide, teach and love us if we let her, just as she did her son. Most importantly, she asks us to say with her and through her, 'let it happen to me as you have said.'
There is a Walsingham display of photos on our 'Main Corridor'.