A prayer for our earth
All powerful God,
you are present in the universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with your peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned
and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty,
not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle,
for justice, love and peace. Amen,
A prayer for our earth was published in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. It is for all who believe in God who is the all-powerful Creator.
October Devotions – Prayers for England, Prayers for Peace & Rosary:
Our Lady’s Message to our world is: please say my Rosary as often as you can and offer it to my Immaculate Heart. Our Lady is reminding us our time on earth is short. Please listen to Our Lady’s message and join us in our October Devotions. Devotions are every Thursday afternoon at 2pm during October. David Locking
Retiring Collection – 3rd/4th October PETER’S PENCE: Our money goes to the Holy See for the Pope’s charitable purposes.
Virtual Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life, Walsingham, 27th September 2020
With great help and support from the Shrine staff we are able to offer, this year, a ‘virtual’ pilgrimage to Walsingham, where distance is no barrier to sharing in the day.
It can be accessed via YouTube on Walsingham Catholic TV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__0aJG5juz0)
or at the Basilica live stream https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/
Devotions will be streamed throughout the day, beginning with the Mass at 12.00. Full details are available on the website, including the programme for the day: https://www.prolifepilgrimage.org/
Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds is leading the day and will be at the Shrine in person. It is a day of prayer and reparation for the sanctity of life. Our society has attacked the Church’s deep rooted teachings on these issues for a very long time.
The Pilgrimage started 37 years ago with some parishioners from Spanish Place, Westminster diocese, led by Fr Jeremy Davies, on a single coach. In recent times the day has been attended by between 1000 and 1400 pilgrims.