September 24, 2011

Our Lady of Walsingham

Our Lady of Walsingham
The story of Our Lady of Walsingham goes back to 1061 in England, when Mary appeared to a young widow named Richeldis de Faverches.  Mary showed Richeldis the house in Nazareth, where Jesus grew up, and asked Richeldis to have a replica built.  The replica of the Holy House was indeed constructed and became a popoular place of pilgrimage.  Sadly, the structure was destroyed during the Reformation.  The site is now, however, honored as a place of spirituality and pilgrimage.

The Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham is September 24.


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