Day 3: The Holy Mile and Fr David & The Flambettes

After the Pilgrimage Mass it was onto the coach for the short trip to the Roman Catholic Shrine and Slipper Chapel. Here, as has been tradition over the centuries, some of the group walked back into Walsingham reciting the Mysteries of Light of the Rosary. As the picture of the shoes attest, some even followed the pilgrims through the ages by walking the ‘Holy Mile’ unshod!

The day was crowned (appropriately, being the Feast of Our Lady’s Coronation) with a Procession around the grounds in her honour and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It was wonderful to see our young people, Cerian, Tom, Gethin and Charlie taking on the role of torch bearers accompanying the Image of Our Lady: ‘Flambettes’ being the technical term!

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!