Our Lady of Walsingham
Our Lady of Walsingham is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary following her appearance to Richeldis de Faverches in 1061.
Richeldis was the wife of the Lord of Walsingham Manor in England. She was a devout Christian and when widowed with a young son, she had a series of three visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary requested that a Holy House, based on the Annunciation, be built in her honour.
A Holy House was built and, on various occasions, rebuilt over the following centuries. Today, it is the National Marian Shrine for Christians in the United Kingdom. Pilgrims visiting the shrine often walk the remaining, “Holy Mile” of their journey from the “Slipper Chapel” to the Shrine.
Our Lady of Walsingham Feast Day is the 24th September.
Our Lady of Walsingham:
O Maria, transform my heart unto thine.
Place around it a wreath of purity, adorned in virtue.
Take my heart, dear Mother, consecrated as your own.
Present it to God the Father as an offering from me to you.
Help me O Maria in each day to make your heart more known. Amen.
(Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Glory be to the…
Jesus told his disciples this short parable, “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in can see the light”.
Jesus then warned the disciples that they must share his parables and Gospel doctrines with others saying, “So listen carefully, for whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him”. (Luke 8:16, 18)
While this warning was directed at the disciples, we are also teachers and have a duty to share our Gospel knowledge with others. Listening is not enough, we must become doers!
Lord Jesus, open my heart to the opportunities available to me to share your Gospel teachings. Grant me the strength to proudly bear witness to your Word.
Prayer: Daily Service
Make us worthy, Lord,
to serve our brothers and sisters throughout the world,
who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them, through our hands,
this day their daily bread,
and by our understanding love,
give them peace and joy.
Make us, Lord,
worthy to serve our brothers and sisters,
scattered all over the world,
who live and die alone and poor.
Give them today, using our hands, their daily bread.
And, using our love, give them peace and happiness. Amen.
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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.