Catholic Herald Reporter
TELEGRAMS went from Lourdes, Walsingham and Tyburn to the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Cardinale, during the Whitsun weekend. Each telegram told the Delegate that relics of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales had been venerated in each place of pilgrimage, and asked for their speedy canonisation.
Bishop Parker of Northampton had given special permission for Midnight Mass of Pentecost to be celebrated at the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, during an All Night Vigil for more than 50 people from many parts of England, including London, Loughborough, Coventry and Scunthorpe. Over 200 train pilgrims arriving in Walsingham on Sunday morning from the London area joined another 200 or so from other cities, including Leeds and Liverpool. Relics of one of the Martyrs were carried in procession behind the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, from Walsingham Square to the Slipper Chapel. The relics were venerated by all the pilgrims. Fr. Philip Caraman, S.J., Vice Postulator of the Cause of the Forty Martyrs, took relics of the Martyrs when he joined 55 pilgrims from London, and a group from Cardiff, in an All Night Vigil in Lourdes.
Other members of the ANV Group kept Vigil at the Martyrs Shrine Chapel at Tyburn Convent. The chapel is to be officially blessed and opened by Archbishop Heenan tomorrow (Saturday).