ON JULY 12 a National Pilgrimage of Reparation will united the Marian shrines of England, Wales and Scotland.
The shrines of Walsingham, Carfin, Cardigan, Pantasaph, Osmotherly, West Grinstead, Ladyewell and, for the first time, Our Lady of Willesden in North West London will simultaneously hold services at 1.30pm with the theme of reparation and the healing of marriages and families.
Prayers will centre on conversion and renewal.
A consecration of the Church and her people to the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place. There will also be an act of entrustment to The Divine Mercy. The new Mysteries of Light of the Rosary will also be said.
The first pilgrimage of Reparation was held at Walsingham in 1994. Organised by Antonia Moffet, the event was so popular that the pilgrimage was extended allowing pilgrims to process to their own localshrines.
Organisers say they hope the event will encourage a return to local devotion and to consectrate the country once more to the Virgin Mary.
Cardinal Cormac MuprhyO'Connor is Patron of the Guild of Our Lady of Willesden. Rick John Miller. Master of the guild, said they hoped to make the shrine a centre of prayer in London in the same way as the Basilique du Sacre Coeur on Montmartre is a centre for devotion in Paris.
For information on the Guild of Our Lady of Wflksden telephone: 0208 992 5706. For information on the pilgrimage contactkuonia Moffet on 01328 821124