A reflection on Saturday's Virtual Pilgrimage by Fr Craig Szmidt.

I know that the news that this year’s pilgrimage to Walsingham was cancelled was upsetting to many people within our Archdiocese, but the idea of a Virtual Pilgrimage was something new and different. 

On Saturday 9th May, Monsignor John Armitage began the lunchtime Pilgrim Mass by welcoming pilgrims from across the Archdiocese who were joining him via live stream. 

Holy Mass began with a recorded message from His Grace, the Archbishop in which he reminded us that as we gather from around the Archdiocese, we are united from within our homes with the home of the Holy Family. 

There was a sense that we were united in prayer, as we come to Our Lady. 

Many pilgrims from around the Archdiocese sent in their personal pilgrimage intentions, and these were placed upon the Altar in the Reconciliation Chapel in Walsingham.

We look forward in hope, to the pilgrimage next year, when we will be reunited once more in Walsingham.

- Fr Craig Szmidt is the Walsingham Pilgrimage Director. 

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