Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of the American Proto-Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The original shrine honors an appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a small village in Norfolk in the year 1061. It was a major pilgrimage destination until the time of Henry VIII, and has been returning to its former prominence for the past century and a half.
Each year, Grace-Sheboygan hosts a Walsingham Pilgrim’s Festival, which consists of a Quiet Day on Friday, and on Saturday a Procession, Mass, luncheon, and Evensong with sprinkling with water from the well in Walsingham, Anointing, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
I was honored to be asked to offer the reflections and homilies at the 2018 Festival. You can read them all in sequence here. On each page is the text of my presentation, and an embedded YouTube video.
- Noon on the Quiet Day, a meditation
- 3pm on the Quiet Day, a meditation
- At Evensong on the Quiet Day, a homily
- At the Solemn Pontifical Mass on Saturday, a homily
Here is the Playlist for all of the events, from Grace Abounds, the media ministry of Grace-Sheboygan.