Thursday, September 01, 2022

LMS Walsingham Pilgrimage: photos

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Approaching the Priory grounds at the end of the Holy Mile.

Last weekend was the biggest ever LMS walking pilgrimage to Walsingham, exceeding even the big turnout last year. We had about 90 in 2019; in 2021, after missing a year from Covid, it was 120, this year is was 160.
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Mass in Cambridge on Thursday morning for the three
pilgrims trying out an extra leg of the walk: another 18.4 miles, to Ely

We almost filled the Church of St Ethelreda in Ely, packed the chapel at Oxborough even after getting 20 pilgrims to an earlier, Low Mass, and with day pilgrims we completely filled the Reconciliation Chapel at the Catholic Shrine.

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Mass in St Ethelreda's Ely on Friday morning.

We were very blessed to have four priests with us: Fr Serafino Lanzetta, his confrere Fr Timpe, Fr Henry Whisenant and the newly ordained Fr Gwilym Evans FSSP.

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Pilgrims' blessing from Fr Serafino Lanzetta.

As last year we had four chapters, but these were significantly larger than before. The weather was kind for the main part of the pilgrimage: it rained heavily on Thursday and a bit on Monday as well, and it was not too hot. This made it easier to keep to the schedule.

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On the road by the Great Ouse.

The chapel at Oxborough is undergoing repairs and the lovely reredos is covering in a dust sheet.

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In Oxburgh Chapel on Saturday.

Perhaps next year we'll have to use the outside option at the Reconciliation chapel: the glass doors open out and there are benches outside, while the altar can be used from both sides.

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In the Reconciliation Chapel at the Catholic Shrine on Sunday.


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The Holy Mile from the shrine to the site of the Holy House in the Priory ruins

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In the Priory grounds

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Mass on Monday for those who had stayed overnight.

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An expanded cooking and support driving team rose magnificently to the occasion!
 
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