Walsingham In The Sun
On Saturday 26th September more than six hundred pilgrims of all ages and from all corners of the Diocese made their way to Walsingham, the national shrine of Our Lady in Norfolk. Some had come on organised coaches and others had driven there by car and taken a few days break around the pilgrimage. Bishop Marcus joined the pilgrims for the first time as Bishop of Leeds and presided at the Mass, the Afternoon Procession and Benediction.
The weather was glorious and pilgrims sat in the open air dodging the bright sun for the celebration of the midday Mass. In his homily Bishop Marcus described Our Lady as the "Ark of the Covenant, as the one who conceived God in the flesh at the Annunciation and who continues to generate and give Christ to humanity".