A New Kind of Pilgrimage?

The extensive research and work of Mr. Lawrence Edmonds is likely to bring about a renewed interest in pilgrimages in the U.K.  To date, he has visited 45 Anglican cathedrals in the U.K. with another 20 to complete his journey.  Either we’ll see a surge of pilgrims to religious sites… or an increase in ridiculous bets.  Read the full story here.

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  1. I hope he includes Walsingham on his places of pilgrimage. In the time before Henry the Bad wreaked his havoc, Walsingham (near Norwich) was one the The Principal Pilgrimage Places in Europe and possessed great treasure that had been left there by visitors high and low, far and wide. Henry relieved Walsingham of her treasures and sold the land to favourites. To top it all off, upon his departing this life he, still thinking himself a good Catholic, bequeathed his soul to our Lady of Walsingham. It isn’t widely appreciated that Mariology as we in the West know it really had its genisis in Britain, where, because of the zeal of devotion accorded our Lord’s Mother, England was known as Mary’s Dowry. There are two parishes in the US of which our Lady of Walsingham is patron: one in Williamsburg, Virginia; and the other, Principal Church of the Anglican Ordinariate, is in Houston.

  2. “Either we’ll see a surge of pilgrims to religious sites… or an increase in ridiculous bets.”

    The two are not mutually exclusive. . .

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