Tuesday, March 6, 2012

St Margaret Clitherow Pilgrimage in York

Following the tremendous success of the first LMS pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow to York in 2011 a further pilgrimage is to be held on March 24th 2012. Last year's event took place in York Minster but this year the Solemn High Mass will be celebrated in St Wilfred's Church, just opposite the West Door of the Minster, in the presence of Bishop Drainey of the Diocese of Middlesbrough. The Mass will begin at 1.30pm.

The celebrant will be Fr Michael Brown, the Northern Chaplain of the LMS, and Mass will be immediately followed by a procession through York to English Martyrs Church where a relic of St Margaret will be venerated. The route of the pilgrimage will, as in 2011, process through The Shambles - where St Margaret lived - and past the place of her martyrdom - she was pressed to death.

We are encouraging as many as possible to be in York on March 24th for both the Mass and the procession of witness. The 2011 event was covered both locally and nationally by the media and was instrumental in introducing many new adherents to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

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