There are more than sixty Shrines in honour of Our Lady in England. Most were founded in the thirteenth centuries, and from the start they were noted places of pilgrimage. The paths worn across the land by the pilgrims' steps mark England indelibly as Our Lady's Dowry.
Anne Vail has made her own pilgrimage to many of these fascinating places, exploring and recording their history and their spirituality. Illustrated with the author's own delightful drawings, here is a geographical location, public transport, times of services, devotion and pilgrimages, accommodation and other local attractions.
In discovering the Shrines of Our Lady in England we can reconnect with centuries of prayer and with the extraordinary experience of pilgrimage.
Anne Vail was born in Dorset into a naval family. She spent her childhood in various countries, finishing her education at the Sorbonne in Paris. She studied Fine Art at Southampton Art College and now lives in Hampshire. As a wife, mother and grandmother she has found Our Lady a constant companion and inspiration in daily life. She has previously published two books in the Rosary: The Story of the Rosary (1995) and The Rosary - A Way into Prayer (1997)
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