We are called to seek Mary’s protection and prayers and to give ourselves in an act of dedication. On this day especially we acknowledge God’s gift of his Mother as she leads us to Christ through her example as the first disciple. We follow her as she invites us to “Do whatever he tells you“. (John 2:5)
Mass will be celebrated at the National Shrine of Walsingham followed by a procession with the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham. This statue has visited each of the Catholic Cathedrals in England and was a focus for prayer at St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield from Thursday, 22 November to Saturday, 24 November, 2018.
The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham and a new Dowry painting will be carried to the original Holy House in the Priory Grounds at Walsingham, where the re-dedication will take place. The Catholic community will be joined there by our Anglican brothers and sisters who will process from the Anglican Shrine.
Pictured on the right: the new Dowry Painting by the artist, Amanda de Pulford