24 September 2021

Prayer on the Feast of our Lady of Walsingham

(1) Here is the text of the Prayer to our Lady of Walsingham, in use since at least the first edition of the Pilgrims' Manual in 1928 (in more recent decades this prayer was detudorised ... such childishness ...).

Perhaps nostalgic but infirm old persons like myself would like to make a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy House, back in time to, say, Whit Monday 1960. 

Or would it be schismatic to travel back in time to before Anglicanorum coetibus?

O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, thy divine Son, dying upon the cross, confided us to thy maternal care. Thou art our Mother, we desire ever to remain thy devout children. Let us therefore feel the effects of thy powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make thy Name again glorious in this place once renowned throughout our land by thy visits, favours, and many miracles.
    Pray, O holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed.
    O blessed Mary, Mother of God, our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us. Amen. 

(2) I think it would be gracious to pray to our Lady of Candelaria, Patron of the Canary Islands, during this time of volcanic eruption.

I remember with pleasure my visit to her splendid Shrine in San Antonio, Texas; a copy of her Shrine in the Canaries. Oret ...


Ian said...

As another old coders my memories of 'The National' only go back to 1971. To be honest I can only think of two things I miss from my Anglican days 1. The Anglican shrine. 2 Cathedral Evensong. Though I do maintain a modest and unobtrusive affection for the Church of England Pensios Board.
Prayer duly said.

Fr Frank said...

You reflect on another world Father. I was first at the Whit Monday Pilgrimage aged 10 in 1953. The High Mass was in the Shrine Church, and I remember my Auntie Hilda leaning over and saying to me in hushed tones, "That is Fr Hope-Patten". AND the English Missal was used at the High Altar. Good was it to be alive...….

Shaun Davies said...

There's a lot to miss from Anglican days.I recommend the St Gregory's Prayer Book (Ordinariate,U.S.A.) it is quite glorious. An unfortunate omission is the rather lovely Visit to Our Lady of Walsingham when absent from the OLD Pilgrims' Manual.

Ken W said...

"Most holy Virgin! I prostrate myself in spirit before thy Shrine at Walsingham, that Sanctuary favoured by thy visits, favours and many miracles. I unite myself with all those who have ever sought thee, and do now seek thee, in that holy place, and join my prayers with theirs. But especially I unite my intentions with the intentions of the Priests who offer the holy sacrifice upon thy Altar there. I offer thee my love and devotion, asking thee to remember for all eternity that I am numbered among the pilgrims who have sought thy intercession in the Sanctuary of thy choice. I renew the promises and intentions I made when it was my privilege to salute thee at thy Shrine in the Vale of the Stiffkey. Dear Mother, Our Lady of Walsingham, remember me."

Unknown said...

About 10 years ago, while visiting my wife's home in Norfolk, we once again visited the Shrine in Walsingham, near the town where she lived years ago. It was the Feast of St John the Baptist. We were astounded, but pleased, to see that a woman, a female priest, was a member of the celebrants of the liturgy. As members of the Epscopal Church in USA, we are accustomed to having women priests and were glad to see that the C of E was entering the modern era.

Bradley said...

'Unknown'must be mistaken. Women priests have never celebrated/concelebrated at the Anglican Shrine or parish church in Walsingham.