252- The Virgin Mary visits Walsingham

In the year 1061 there was an apparition of the Virgin Mary in England. For centuries “Our Lady of Walsingham,” was known as the “Nazareth of England.”

Did you know Henry the Eighth visited there many times in his life before ordering it’s destruction in 1538?

Though relegated to obscurity for the following centuries, nowadays the site welcomes pilgrims once again.

Color drawing of Walsingham at its peak
Walsingham at its peak
Photo of Slipper Chapel at Walsingham England
Slipper Chapel – Once again where people stop before taking the walk to the ruins of the Walsingham Shrine and former Abbey structures

For more information about the Slipper Chapel

Photo of Walsingham Abbey ruins
Walsingham Abbey ruins

The pilgrimage site Our Lady of Walsingham is known as England’s Nazareth and it became a wonderful place where for five centuries people went on pilgrimages. Now, after a 400 year pause, people once again are able to go on pilgrimages thanks to the Virgin Mary’s visit in England.

It all came about thanks to a pious woman, Richeldis de Faverches, who experienced an apparition of the Virgin Mary in the year 1061, in the village of Walsingham, near Norfolk, just a few miles from the sea.

Holy House location plaque
Where the original Holy House was located…
Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham
Our Lady of Walsingham

Sources for this program and additional information:

Nice YouTube presentation about the history of Wilsingham

St Seraphim’s chapel- the Orthodox Shrine at Wilsingham

Roman Catholic National Shrine and Basilica at Wilsingham

Anglican Shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham

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