The Assumption
The Priests' Pilgrimage arranged for May had to be indefinitely postponed, owing to the [General] Strike. The Hospice of Our Lady Star of the Sea was blessed on 11th June. The Crypt Chapel has two altars, and a dim catacomb-like atmosphere and light. The next conducted pilgrimage has been fixed for 17th-19th June. The Most Reverend the Archbishop Seraphim intends to come, which is the first time, to our knowledge, a Russian Prelate will make the pilgrimage. Vespers on the Wednesday will be sung by Bishop O'Rorke in the presence of the Archbishop and his suite. [The detailed programme for this pilgrimage is given]. Prayer to Our Lady of Walsingham O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your Divine Son, dying on the Cross, confided us to your maternal care. You are our Mother, we desire ever to remain your devout children. Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make your name again glorious in this place, once renowned throughout our land by your visits, favours and many miracles. Pray, O Holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed. O blessed Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us. Amen. article: Barraud's Meditation on the Assumption photograph: a painting of the Assumption of Our Lady [detail above] gifts: an eighth lamp; a pair of 18th C gilded wooden relic expositories; a pair of Devonshire ware pots for plants, given by Mrs Till

Our Lady's Mirror

July 1926