Catholic Herald logo
The Dowry of Mary pilgrimage at Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/

Some see the devotion as archaic but at my parish it has become a major event drawing Catholics and non-Catholics alike

Marian processions, such as this one at the Vatican, have made a surprise comeback in England (CNS)

Procession has increased five times in size since its return

A statue of Mary and the child Jesus is carried in procession as Pope Francis leads a Marian prayer service in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop McMahon and Missionaries of Charity are to lead hundreds of people through the city

The statue of Our Lady is carried from St Edward’s church in Rusholme (Photo: John Fryer)

More than 1,000 people take part in a Marian procession in Manchester