Message of Walsingham

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Message of Walsingham: CTS Christian Shrines

The pilgrim is a seeker. He is searching for God, a deeper understanding of God’s goodness. He is always seeking; he will never find his final answer in this world. The true pilgrim is always in transit; he never really arrives.

The Ancient Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, England’s national shrine, sits in a tiny village on the north coast of East Anglia. Since 1061 pilgrims have made their way there. Paupers and kings have walked, ‘slipperless’, the last holy mile. Here Mary is contemplated as Mary of Nazareth, the warm hearted Mother of a family that has her Son as the centre. Pilgrims leave the ‘world’ to tread the path to this Shrine, praying for themselves and for others, accompanied by the Word of God. They come in response to a deep felt call to conversion, to look again at Christ, to turn back to him.

This booklet is a pilgrim’s companion.