Pope Francis, Evangelii gaudium: “Journeying together to shrines and taking part in other manifestations of popular piety, also by taking one’s children or inviting others, is in itself an evangelizing gesture”. Let us not stifle or presume to control this missionary power!
(Internal quotation from the Latin American Bishops' Aparecida Document)
The dates: pilgrims gather in Ely on the evening of Thursday 21st August, and walk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (24th) morning, when we have a High Mass in the Shrine at 2pm. For those staying an extra night, there is another Mass, in the Slipper Chapel, on Monday morning.
The Pilgrimage is for the Conversion of England. And how England needs it!
Loads of photos of last year's pilgrimage can be seen here.
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