Every year since 2010 the Latin Mass Society has had a walking pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham, which is about 60 miles, for the conversion of England. This year we can't do it because of the Coronavirus: it would have taken place this weekend. Instead we are doing an online version, which you can take part in not only as a participant in live-streamed Masses and devotions, spanning the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, Our Lady of the English Margyrs in Cambridge, and the Slipper Chapel in Walsingham, the restored Catholic shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham.
Futhermore, you can join our prayer and penance by actually walking - whereever you are.
How will it work?
After the success of our July Digital Conference we will be bringing Pilgrims a daily schedule of Live-streamed Masses, Meditations, Online Rosary and prayer sessions live streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom as we travel along our virtual route from Willesden in London to Walsingham over the three days. Pilgrims are invited to join in not just online but to get out if they are able and join the walk in their own locations.
Willesden to Walsingham is 118 miles. We need Pilgrims to pledge to walk a distance during the Pilgrimage which can be anything from half a mile to 100 miles! You can do your own pilgrimage in your back garden, in your street or even the local countryside, wherever you are in the world and whatever feels safe and suits you. You can even sign up to the Latin Mass Society Team on the Strava App and log your daily walks. With pilgrims signed up to the virtual pilgrimage walking and praying together we can add up the total of miles walked, along with the number of decades of the rosary said and even the number of songs sung as we pray this August to Our Lady of Walsingham.
How can l sign up?
On the Latin Mass Society website we are asking pilgrims to sign up as an individual or as a group and to pledge how many miles they intend to walk during the Pilgrimage.
See also the LMS YouTube channel:
The Facebook event:
Walkers can join the LMS Strava Group:
Friday, 28 August 2020
10:30 Mass from the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden (courtesy of Fr Stephen Willis, Shrine Rector)
11:00 Introductory talk about the history of Walsingham and the meaning and importance of England being ‘Our Lady’s Dowry
11:15 Meditation from Fr John Cahill on the Meaning of Pilgrimage
11:30 Meditation - Fr James Mawdsley FSSP
11:45 Rosary and Reflection led by Fr Tim Finigan
12:05 Pilgrims' Walk
Saturday, 29 August 2020
11:45 Live-streamed Mass from Our Lady of the Assumption & English Martyrs, Cambridge
12:30 Meditations on the Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist from the Community of Our Lady of Glastonbury
13:00 Rosary and reflection led by Fr Tim Finigan
13:15 Pilgrims' Walk
Sunday, 30 August 2020
14:00 Live Streamed Mass from Walsingham