Our Lady's Mirror

Autumn 1943

Assumption of Our Lady: one of five panels on the Gallery screen
It seems that many of our readers still do not realise that the Walsingham College Trust is able, by its legal constitution, to receive gifts or legacies of land or houses for use in connection with the Shrine, anywhere in the world. Advowsons too can be left by Will to this corporation, and some who have family livings in their gift might consider this, as, humanly speaking, this would be a sound way of securing Catholic appointments for these parishes.  A Walsingham Carol
1. O Come to Walsingham with me, Good pilgrims all where’er you be; In spirit join our Christmastide, And cast the veil of care aside! Sing, heav’n and earth, of Jesu’s birth, And clap your hands with joyful mirth! 2. Poor lowly shepherds to the Shrine Shall guide our way; the stars shall shine To lighten us, and angels’ song Shall help our weary steps along. Chorus 3. Not incense, but the scent of hay Its fragrant odour shall display, And Joseph there with kindly smile Shall bid us pause and rest awhile Chorus
4. What sight to gladden and amaze The little Holy House displays! Sweet Mary nurses her Delight, Her Infant Son, the Lord of Light. Chorus 5. Then kneel in adoration there; This is no fable I declare, For faith is given by God’s grace To those who humbly seek His Face. Chorus 6. Now praise we God so good and great Who pity felt for our poor state; And, pilgrims, wheresoe’er you bide. We wish you joy this Christmastide! Chorus
article: 'Colleges of Secular Canons' illustrations: one of five panels on the Gallery screen (by Enid Chadwick) [above]; The Dream of S Joseph on another panel of the same; the music of the Walsingham carol printed above