Item 172 - Miss Winnefred Halse to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham; Benediction at the Slipper Chapel

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA28-01-01-172


Miss Winnefred Halse to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham; Benediction at the Slipper Chapel


  • 16 January 1929 (Creation)

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1 page; 2 sides; typescript; headed

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1929: writing to Bishop Cary-Elwes about pilgrimage to Walsingham and use of the Slipper Chapel

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XNP5 Kings Lynn OL159

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Writing from 16 Buckingham Palace Mansions, Grovesnor Gardens, London SW
Long interested in Our Lady's cause - 1911 founded the "Society of Lourdes", 1914 Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at the Pro-Cathedral kensington, 1923 met the bishop at "Hotel de la Chapelle" in Lourdes. Proposes a pilgrimage to Walsingham and is asking permission for Benediction at the Slipper Chapel. Fr Gray (Fakeham) suggests this has to be sought from the Bishop.
p.s. (manuscript) "I am well known to Bishop Doubleday & the late Bishop of Plymouth was also a very kind friend"

manuscript annotation 1: "Answered on back Jan 20/29"
manuscript annotation 2: "Ansd. Very sorry for delay. As regards proposed pilgrimage. Some 30 years ago the Shrine of Our L. of W. was opened with blessing of Pope Leo XIII at King's Lynn, to take the place, for practical purposes, of an old Walsingham. The H. Father himself selected and blessed the statue of O. L. of W. It is now in this minitaure replica of the H. House of Lourdes in the Church of K.L. There is a pilgrimage every year conducted by the Guild of O. L. of Ransom. on [?] Thursday in honour of O. L. of W. as recreated at K.L. This one, therefore, is the official pilgrimage to O. L. of W. & I do not wish it otherwise. Of course, I cannot prevent [?] [?] visits to the old ruins which are now in private Prot. hands but they cannot be public or official - the Slipper Chapel is unusable. with blessing "


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