Walsingham Pilgrimage

Every year there is a Dominican pilgrimage to Walsingham, and the whole Dominican family are welcome to attend. This year’s pilgrimage will be on Sunday 19 May.

The pilgrimage begins at 12 midday with Mass in the Roman Catholic basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham (N.B. NOT in the village of Little Walsingham, follow road signs for the Roman Catholic shrine. Don’t rely on satnav as you may get stuck in a ford!). People tend to congregate between 11 and 12. Priests wishing to concelebrate who are not Dominican friars need a celebret.

After Mass, there is a picnic lunch on the grounds (you may wish to bring your own food as the queues can be long and the supplies short in the only café on site), and the opportunity to visit the Slipper Chapel.

After lunch, the group walk the Holy Mile along the old railway track in procession with a statue of Our Lady. The Rosary is prayed on the way. On arrival in Walsingham village, there is afternoon tea available in the Catholic church hall (the church of the Annunciation) and free time in the village – people may wish to visit the Abbey.

The pilgrimage concludes with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and sung Vespers, and the day ends around 5pm-5.30pm.