29-05-11

Our Lady of Walsingham: 950 years on...

walsingham.JPGIn these days when England is frequently described as a post-Christian country , you might be forgiven for raising an eyebrow on hearing that thousands of pilgrims go each year to the Marian shrine at Walsingham .


The story begins in the year 1061, in the village of Little Walsingham near the north coast of Norfolk, the lady of the manor , a young widow named Richelde de Faverches , 'of good family and some wealth ', we read, saw Our Lady in a vision. John Adair , in his book 'the Pilgrims' Way' takes up the story...

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