• England to be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary in 2020

    As part of the spiritual preparation for the rededication, the Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham is visiting every Catholic English Cathedral!

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  • The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum

    During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. Each visit will take place between a Thursday and Saturday.

    A moment of great promise …. for the Church in this country and for our mission”
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols

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Tour Bookings and Dates

2018 – Dowry Tour

  • Liverpool – 21st to 23rd June

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

  • Brentwood – 19th to 21st July

Brentwood Cathedral

  • Belmont Abbey – 11th to 13th October

Belmont Abbey

  • Salford – 18th to 20th October

Salford Cathedral

  • Shrewsbury – 29th Nov to 1st Dec

Shrewsbury Cathedral

  • Middlesbrough – 13th to 15th December

St Mary’s Cathedral

2019 – Dowry Tour

  • Southwark – 21st to 23rd February

St. George’s Cathedral

  • Birmingham – 20th to 22nd June

St Chad’s Cathedral

  • Nottingham – 10th to 12th October

Saint Barnabas Catholic Cathedral

  • Leeds – 7th to 9th November

St Anne’s Catholic Cathedral

2020 – Dowry Tour

  • Lancaster – TBC

St. Peter’s Cathedral

  • Westminster – 19th to 21st March

Westminster Cathedral

The following cathedral dates are to be confirmed:

– Arundel & Brighton (Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St. Philip Howard)
– Hampshire (Cathedral of St Michael and St George)
– Clifton (Clifton Cathedral)
– Sheffield (Cathedral Church of St Marie)
– Northampton (Northampton Cathedral)

– Norwich (Cathedral of St John the Baptist)
– Plymouth (Cathedral Parish of St Mary’s & St Boniface)
– Portsmouth (Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist)
– Newcastle (Cathedral Church of St. Mary)

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“God, then, is the Father of the created world and Mary the mother of the recreated world. God is the Father by whom all things were given life, and Mary the mother through whom all things were given new life. For God begot the Son, through whom all things were made, and Mary gave birth to him as the Saviour of the world. Without God’s Son, nothing could exist; without Mary’s Son, nothing could be redeemed.”

 

St Anselm – Archbishop of Canterbury 1033-1109

Tour Programme

The programme may vary according to Mass times at the Cathedral or unforeseen circumstances. Please consult Cathedral website for updates. For further information on the Dowry Tour, please go to About / Resources.

Thursday

  • 6pm Opening of the Dowry Exhibition

    – Dowry Exhibition
    – Holy House
    – Angelus Promise

  • 7:30pm Opening Mass

    Opening Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

  • After Mass Talk on the Dowry

    Introduction on the title of England the Dowry of Mary

Friday

  • 7:30am First Mass of Our Lady

    Votive Mass in honour of Our Lady

  • 9am Opening of the Dowry Exhibition

    – Dowry Exhibition
    – Holy House
    – Angelus Promise

  • Morning Primary Schools Dowry Experience

    – Intro on England as the Dowry of Mary
    – Dowry Exhibition
    – Holy House
    – Angelus Promise
    – Shop and Freebies

  • Afternoon Secondary Schools Dowry Experience

    – Intro on England as the Dowry of Mary
    – Dowry Exhibition
    – Holy House
    – Angelus Promise
    – Shop and Freebies

  • 7:30pm Mass and Adoration

     Mass followed by Adoration vigil of the Blessed Sacrament for the intentions of the Diocese

Saturday

  • 7:30am First Mass of Our Lady

    Votive Mass in honour of Our Lady

  • 9am Opening of the Dowry Exhibition

    – Dowry Exhibition
    – Holy House
    – Angelus Promise

  • 12:00pm Noon Closing Mass

    Celebrated by the Bishop of the Diocese

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  • Next tour…

    Liverpool Dowry Tour

     

    Dates

    21st to 23rd June 2018

     

    Venue

    Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

     

    Details

    www.dowrytour.org.uk/liverpool

  • In 1399, Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote

    "The contemplation of the great mystery of the Incarnation has drawn all Christian nations to venerate her, from whom came the first beginnings of our redemption. But we English, being the servants of her special inheritance and her own dowry, as we are commonly called, ought to surpass others in the fervour of our praises and devotions.”

  • Pope Leo XIII recalled that this country had long been known as Our Lady’s Dowry

    "the wonderful filial love which burnt within the hearts of your forefathers towards the great Mother of God... to whose service they consecrated themselves with such abundant proofs of devotion, that the Kingdom itself acquired the singular title of Mary's Dowry."

  • Pope St John Paul II spoke of England as Mary’s Dowry in 1982

    “Our society needs to recover a sense of God’s loving presence, and a renewed sense of respect for his will. Let us learn this from Mary our Mother. In England, the Dowry of Mary, the faithful, for centuries, have made pilgrimage to her shrine at Walsingham. for centuries. Today Walsingham comes to Wembley, and the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, present here, reminds us it is Mary who will teach us how to be silent, how to listen to the voice of God in the midst of the busy and noisy world. We need to live as Mary did, in the presence of God, raising our minds and hearts to him in our daily activities and worries.”

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The rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary

 

A spiritual renewal to facilitate the New Evangelisation

 

“This is your Mother”

John 19:27

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“If victory comes it will be brought by Mary.  Christ will conquer through her, because he wants the Church’s victories now and in the future to be linked to her.”

 

Crossing the Threshold of Hope – Pope Saint John Paul II.

Contact Details

For further information and updates on events, please contact:

The Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham

Address: Dowry Tour, Pilgrim Bureau, Friday Market Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6EG
Phone: 01328 801 007
Email: dowrytour@walsingham.org.uk

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