Wednesday, 7 October 2009

To Walsingham and beyond

After Nottingham, the reliquary arrived yesterday afternoon in the tiny village of Little Walsingham in north Norfolk. Here the car makes its way through the narrow streets. Great crowds have been gathering here, as at other venues. Despite its size this village is no stranger to large numbers of visitors, nor indeed to pilgrims: Walsingham is the national shrine of Our Lady, and welcomes a great many pilgrims each year.

Today is the feast of our Lady of the Rosary, so it seems appropriate that the tour pauses at this shrine of Our Lady today. There is little rest, however, and the relics move on shortly: the next stop is Oxford, where the Oratory will be the host. More pictures and insights into the tour can be found at