Our Lady's Mirror

Autumn 1930

detail from Botticelli's Nativity
Autumn 1930 Spring Number 1930
Owing to the Anglo-Catholic Congress and the Passion Play there have been fewer pilgrimages this year. We hope this will be rectified in 1931. Although the number of pilgrims has been less, there seem to have been a greater number of wonderful answers to prayer. Next year we hope to have regular weekend pilgrimages for people who are prevented from making the Greater Pilgrimage by work or expense. [Details of the timetable are given.] An evening concert is advertised to be given in the Small Kensington Town Hall on December 9th 1930 at 8 p.m. in aid of the Walsingham Fund. As well as a programme of music, there will be a talk by Fr Kingdon (St John's, Isle of Dogs) on the Ancient Shrine of Walsingham and its renewed life. Illustrated by a few lantern slides. A series of lectures on 'Pilgrimage' are to be given early in the new year. [No details.] A medieval Pilgrim Prayer to O.L.W. O gracyous lady glory of Jerusalem, Cypresse of Syon and joye of Israle, Rose of Jeryco and Sterre of Bethleem, O gloryous lady our askynge nat repell, In mercy all wymen ever thou doste excell, Therefore blessed lady graunt thou thy great grace - To all that the devoutly visyte in this place. Amen. article: S.M.H., 'Our Lady of Egmanton' photograph: detail from Botticelli's Nativity [above] gifts: three sets of new hangings for the Shrine; a set of very beautiful Devonshire ware vases; a ninth lamp for the Shrine