Preparations are already on foot for the great Pilgrimage of Catholic. men to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, on Saturday and Sunday. September 16 and 17, the Sunday being the feast of the Seven Dolours.
It is being organised by the Catholic Association. and all particulars may be obtained from them.
The intentions of the pilerimage are (1) The conversion of Erigiatid; le) The sanctification of the some and the family; (S) The preserratlen of peace.
On the Saturday evening. September 16, there is to be a torchlight procession, which will be followed by an all-night adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the Slipper Chapel.
On the Sunday morning there will be Mass and a general Communion for all the week-end pile' ima at the Slipper Chapel. Later in the morning there will he a Pontifical . High Mass in the presence of the Cardinal. To the afternoon there will be a. procession of the Blessed Sacrament, to be followed by an address by the Cardinal, and then the. Act of Dedication of the Home and Family to Our Blessed Lady.
It is hoped that there will be great contingents of men from each of the dioceses of the Province of Westminster and perhaps from other parts as well.
" The Strength of Nations "
In a letter from the Cardinal, which has been sent to all the parish priests of the Archdiocese. it is pointed out first of all that this is the. year following the fourth centenary of the destruction of the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham —England's Nazareth.
Laelt year the great Youth Pilgrimage in f h
July was ywfaasorganised in commemoration " It is our wish," writes the Cardinal, " that there should be a great forward movement for the strengthening of the Faith in this country. That Faith can be A vital factor and force only when it is strong in every unit that composes the nation.
" For the safeguarding and protection of the Faith in this country, and for the further restoration of its Christian vitality. the start must be made in that which by the ordinance of God is the strength of nations—the family."