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A woman lights a candle in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Walsingham (PA)

Walsingham needs a Holy House

Walsingham without a Holy House is like Lourdes without the Grotto

The Wilton Diptych shows Richard II dedicating England to Our Lady as her dowry

How England took flesh

The nation has a glorious future if it rediscovers its identity as ‘the Dowry of Mary’

Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/

Here are four shrines that are flourishing

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/

One investigation suggests that the visionary who inspired the shrine was none other than King Harold’s wife, Edith the Fair

Bishop-elect Alan Williams (Bishops Conference of England and Wales)

Fr Williams will be the seventh Bishop of Brentwood

Mother Winsome with Mgr Keith Newton on New Year's Day

This was a historic event not just for the Ordinariate but for the English Catholic Church as a whole: Catholics should give them financial help

Archbishop McDonald pictured with the shrine directors                           (Graham Howard 2011/

Shrine directors from Germany, Slovenia, Romania, England, Poland, France, Ireland, Portugal and other countries attended the conference in Norfolk

Pilgrims walk the Holy Mile at Walsingham                                (Photo: Antonia Moffat)

Pilgrims gather at shrine

Second national Divine Mercy Pilgrimage took place in Walsingham on Saturday

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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Pope Benedict XVI welcomes European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek to the Vatican (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, pool)

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