Page 5, 13th July 1945

13th July 1945
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Page 5, 13th July 1945 — MOTHERS MARCH TO TOWER

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Members of the C.W.L. and the Union of Catholic Mothers in Londonlast Sunday made a pilgrimage of thanksgiving for the preservation of London and in honour of the Ereglish martyrs. A procetsion of about 150, representing the C.W.L. and the U.C.M. from parishes all Over London, gathered in the afternoon on Tower Hill and, after a short address by Fr. Martin Dempsey, they went to the Tower. The Governor of the Tower had given special permission for the pilgrims to reach the cell of St. Thomas More through his own residence. The procession divided into two sections, visitingfirst St. Thomas' cell and then that of St. John Fisher. Prayers were said by the Very Rev. Hugh Callaly, and afterwards the pilgrims walked to the church of the English Martyrs for Benediction.

In the evening, to enable those who could not come in the afternoon, there was sermon and Benediction anti veneration of the relics in the church of the Holy Redeemer in Chelsea. Several points of historic interest relating to St. Thomas More were visited, including the ruins of the Old Church, Chelsea, and the Moravian Cemetery, which was opened specially for the occasion. and which contains the le mains k kitchens. hrenSst.. Thomas More's stables and

The pilgrimage was organised by Mrs. Given Wilson.

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