Archbishop of Westminster to celebrate 950th anniversary of Walsingham apparition

28 02 2011

Fr Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, writes:

This year Walsingham celebrates the 950th Anniversary of the vision of the Lady Richeldis and the founding of the Shrine in 1061. The Archbishop of Westminster will preside at Mass in Westminster Cathedral to mark the beginning of six months of celebrations ending on the Feast of our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 24th September. Members of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are warmly invited to take part in these festivities and particularly to be in Westminster for the opening Mass on Saturday 26th March at 2.00pm. The image from the Slipper Chapel will be carried into the Cathedral at the beginning of Mass followed by our three ‘Walsingham Sisters’ and the Guardians of the Anglican Shrine. This will be an excellent example of Anglicans and Catholics honouring Our Lady together and I hope that those of you who can make it will be there.