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ENGLAND’S NAZARETH

The shrine of our Lady of Walsingham is a notable part of the Catholic history of England.  In 1061 our Lady appeared there in a vision to a pious Norfolk lady, Richeldis de Faverches, and asked her to build a replica of the house at Nazareth where the Annunciation had taken place.  Richeldis did as our Lady asked, and the Holy House was cared for by the Augustinian canons of a large abbey church. Walsingham became the greatest Marian shrine in the medieval world, and was known as England’s Nazareth. It rivalled Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostella as a place ...

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GLORY IN THE CROSS

On the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14th September) the sombre shadows of Holy Week are absent and throughout the month of September we glory in the triumph of Christ’s Holy Cross as the instrument of our salvation. It saves. It heals. It restores. It transforms. The sin in our lives, the pains we inflict on ourselves and on others, the mess we make of so much that we touch – all that can be strangely reversed by the power of the Cross. Many of our fellow countrymen do not share our view of Christ’s Holy Cross. ...

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