The LMS Announces its First Ever Walking Pilgrimmage to Walsingham...
'The Latin Mass Society is organising a Walking Pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham from Friday 20 August to Sunday 22 August. There is a noble tradition of walking pilgrimages to Walsingham which the LMS wishes to revive. The pilgrimage is inspired by the great Paris to Chartres Traditional annual walking pilgrimage which attracts thousands of young participants.
The LMS pilgrims will leave Ely on Friday 20 August after a 7.00 am blessing in Ely Cathedral. Accommodation will be in tents. There will be daily Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite concluding with a Traditional Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation at Walsingham at 2.30 pm on Sunday 22 August. This will be open to all.
The pilgrimage will be restricted to adults for this year whilst any practical problems are ironed out. It is hoped it will be much larger next year. Dr Joseph Shaw, LMS Chairman, said: “I am very excited by this pilgrimage – it’s the sort of practical and challenging devotion which young people in particular find of great benefit. This is just one of the evangelical activities by which the LMS is responding to Pope Benedict’s call for a fresh presentation of the Faith in Europe”. For registration and full details potential pilgrims should e mail the organiser, Paul Smeaton, on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the LMS office on 020 7404 7284.'
I should add that the cost of the Pilgrimmage is £60 per pilgrim, but those in financial need are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Pilgrims will meet at Ely campsite on the evening of Thursday 19th August and the pilgrimmage will start with a blessing in Ely Cathedral at 7am on Friday 20th.