Page 2, 15th February 1957

15th February 1957
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Page 2, 15th February 1957 — Mariazell

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People: Iris Conlay
Locations: Vienna, London


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Sir.-Your issue of January 25, an otherwise admirable Holiday Travel number, is remarkable for a singular omission. Nowhere in its pages, either in the travel articles (not even in Miss Iris Conlay's interesting one entitled "The Danube flows through History ") or in the numerous travel organisations' advertisements, is there any mention of Marine'', Austria's famous shrine of Our Lady, situated some 60 miles to the south-west of Vienna.

This omission is all the more surprising because 1957 is the 8th centenary year of the foundation of the shrine, and innumerable pilgrimages from other countries are to take place there throughout the coming summer to celebrate the event. Mariazell may fittingly be called the Walsingham of Austria, and therefore, especially in this its 8th centenary year. it is likely to be of special interest to English Catholics. And yet the present writer knows of only one pilgrimage to Mariazell which is being organised this summer for the English Catholics. It is to leave London on June 21st and includes a magnificent 16-day tour of Austria. Should any of sour readers be interested in this pilgrimage-tour. I shall he pleased to let them have further details.

(Rev.) I.. Cuthbert-Smith, 0.S.B. St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate.

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