A Prayer for England on the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Slipper Chapel.

O Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God
and our most gentle Queen and Mother
look down with mercy upon England your Dowry, and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in you.
By you it was that Jesus
Our Saviour and our hope,
was given to the world:
and he has given you to us
that we may hope still more.
Plead for us your children,
whom you did receive at the foot of the cross, O sorrowful Mother, Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of your Son.
Pray for us all, Dear Mother,
that by faith fruitful in good works
we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with you in our heavenly home. Amen

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Catherine, pray for us.
St Lawrence, pray for us.
St Thomas Becket, pray for us.
Martyrs of England and Wales, pray for us.

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6 Responses to A Prayer for England on the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham

  1. Alex Antunes says:

    Beautiful prayer! Beautiful statue of Our Lady!
    I am Brazilian, but I admire England and its people very much, and I also like the English language, although my English is not very good and I need to use a translator.


  2. Alex Antunes says:

    Our Lady of Walsingham, prayer for me! 🙏


  3. kathleen says:

    Thank you Alex, and may I say that your knowledge of English is excellent, even if you have to resort to a translator for help. Wish I could speak Portuguese as well as you speak English 😉 .

    Unfortunately England has become very secular, as have Ireland and many other countries in Europe and the rest of the Western world. A great tragedy!
    On the other hand, traditional Catholicity (i.e., true, orthodox Catholics), although still a small percentage in the UK, is growing fast and will one day bring the True Faith back home. (Liberals/progressives do not pass on the Faith to the younger generations very successfully!)

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  4. Alex Antunes says:

    You’re welcome, kathleen! 😀 Thanks for the feedback. Thank you for your compliment to my English. It encourages me to improve my English skills. As you already know Spanish, you could easily learn Portuguese. There are many English speaking youtubers who teach English to Brazilians. But maybe the other way around is possible, that is to learn Portuguese with them. A while ago I was following Gavin Roy’s SmalAdvantages channel. He is a genius in language, although his background is a climate scientist. In addition, you could watch the homilies of Father Paulo Ricardo, a conservative priest who has a channel on youtube. Listening to Father Paulo Ricardo’s homilies could help you become familiar with Portuguese.

    About the secularization of England, that is a pity. It is also a pity about the secularization of the West.

    Brazil is also secularized, but in its own way. There is a lot of religiosity in Brazil. But it’s a religiosity that mixes various beliefs of different religions. It is called religious syncretism and it also has the problem of Liberation Theology, which is very strong in Brazil; unfortunately.

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  5. Alex Antunes says:

    I said Father Paulo Ricardo, but I should have said Padre Paulo Ricardo. Strangely in Portuguese we say padre like Spanish and not “pai” acording to my maternal language.


  6. Alex Antunes says:

    kathleen, the feast day of Our Lady of Walsingham is a day of religious precept for English Catholics?
    Is Our Lady of Walsingham the patroness of England?


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