Dominican Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2012

Dominican Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2012

Last Sunday 20th May, when the Solemnity of the Ascension was observed in England and Wales this year, the annual Dominican pilgrimage to Walsingham took place. Groups came from Cambridge, Leicester, and London as well as Oxford, and after a long bus journey, the pilgrimage began with the solemn Mass in the shrine church, at which the Prior of Cambridge, Fr Martin Ganeri OP, preached the homily.

After a picnic lunch in the grounds of the shrine, the pilgrims set off on a Rosary Procession, Our Lady’s statue being followed by the banners of various groups from some of our Dominican parishes.

On arriving in the village of Little Walsingham, there was time for a little relaxation after the walk, as well as a chance for those who wished to explore the village and its sights.

Though the uncertain weather had deterred some from walking in the procession, the parish church of the Annunciation was packed for Vespers and Benediction, which rounded off our pilgrimage.
For those of you who might be interested in joining us next year, the date of the pilgrimage in 2013 will be Sunday 12th May.

Gregory Pearson OP

Fr Gregory is Master of Novices of the English Province.