Earlier this year a group of Conventual Franciscans made a pilgrimage to Mary at Walsingham in Norfolk, in preparation for opening a friary to welcome other pilgrims and work with the Anglican and Orthodox communities there.
Walsingham was a place of pilgrimage to Mary for hundreds of years until Henry VIII abolished monastic life. The religious houses in the village were ruined, including the Franciscan friary.
To read more, and see pictures of their visit, follow this link.
And for a press release from the Shrine follow press release
And let us pray to the Holy Spirit that this venture will help bring our churches together.