Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Our Lady of Walsingham


Feast day ~ September 24.

Years ago, before son number 7 was born, we met an elderly man at a Latin Mass. This gentleman came up to us after Mass and we struck up a conversation. He was from the UK and had a special devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham. And, later, shared extra information and books with us, about this Feast day and this shrine.

Today, we are adding to the notebooks of Our Lady, adding an entry about Our Lady of Walsingham.

A trip down memory lane.
I'd love to visit the shrine, one day...

Hopefully, today's work makes up for yesterday's hilarious reflections on St Vincent de Paul - our Saints book wrote, of this Saint, " When he grew up and became famous, he loved to tell people how he had taken care of his father's pigs. Because he was intelligent, his father sent him to school:...".
My kids laughed - what a great conversationalist ( Hi, I used to tend pigs!!) and , obviously, the smart kids went to school while the dumb kids were homeschooled! lol!
Now, I know this is a mis-reading of the text, but we couldn't help ourselves.
St Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

5 comments:

The Bookworm said...

Walsingham has been one of my very favourite places since I was a child - I had relatives living nearby and used to visit often. I credit Our Lady of Walsingham with my eventual conversion.

Leonie said...

Wow, that's cool.

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Lovely to learn about this...

On the subject of St. Vincent de Paul, did you know that he had been captured by pirates and was sold into slavery?

I learned that from reading True Stories of Pirates....

Leonie said...

Thanks for the info, Maria - I shared it with my kids. And do you know what they said - "Bet we know how he escaped. He kept talking about pigs!". Lol! You can't win, with my kids. :-)

Mrs Pea said...

Leonie, would you email me on romansfiveone at talktalk dot net? I have a little question for you. Lucy (from the 4Real boards)