24 May 2011

New Our Lady of Walsingham Outdoor Shrine

Here is a peak -- by way of a lovely photograph by Margaret Pichon -- at the new Our Lady of Walsingham Outdoor Shrine at Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church (Anglican Use) in Houston, Texas.  Some will remember the previous shrine which had been terribly damaged by vandals.  Parish plans for new building and hall renovations made it possible to also include the need for a new outdoor shrine.

The new structure is based on the surviving arch at Little Walsingham in England and within the arch of the new shrine the Corpus from the Crucifix of the old shrine now adorns the cross above the statue of the Child Jesus and Our Lady of Walsingham, now stationed high above the altar.  This new Shrine joins other new buildings and cloisters added to the Parish Church and Holy House Chapel, and the new shrine and buildings will be dedicated at 10:00 in the morning this Saturday, 28 May A.D. 2011 by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal Di Nardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston.  One may find more information on the Our Lady of Walsingham Parish and Shrine Website about these happy events in Houston in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

And a close-up of this most beautiful statue of the Child Jesus and Our Lady of Walsingham, in situ:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
 +Laus Deo!