Page 2, 18th December 1953

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Locations: Onchan, London


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Shrines of Our Lady

SIR,-1 would like to point out the omission of the shrine of Our Lady of Hartley on your map of Marian shrines in the Christmas number of


It is true we can make no claim to antiquity as many of the other shrines in England, but the number of petitions that have been granted through the intercession of Our Lady of Hartley are numerous.

Furthermore, the shrine has received official recognition from the Holy Father, and 100 days' indulgence can be gained through the invocation, "Our Lady of Hartley, pray for us."

Further information about this beautiful little shrine can be obtained in a pamphlet by Fr. C. C. Martindale, entitled "The Romance of a Kentish Mission Our Lady of Hartley," and published by the Carmelite Press, Faversham, price sixpence.

Donald .1. Bishop Rosaria, Gorscwood Road, Hartley, Dartford, Kent.

We have received many letters regretting omissions from the map, but it is obvious that not all possible shrines could he included, especially the large number of modern shrines which are essentially of local interest. Among mentioned by readers are the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Onchan, Isle of Man, time pre-Reformation shrine of Our Lady of Appleby (for whose restoration a plea is made), the Grotto of Cleator in Cumberland. Our Lady of Lourdes. 337 Harrow Road, London, Downside Abbey. and Our Lady of Sudbury, the last of which should certainly have been included.Editor, CATHOLIC HERALD.

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