Lay down your burdens: Our Lady of Walsingham Novena

"All who come there shall find help in their need." Lay down your burdens at the feet of Our Lady of Walsingham. Come and honour her and her Son, Jesus. The feast is on September 24.


Why join this prayer community?

In 1061, Our Lady appeared to a lady called Richeldis de Faverches and showed her Nazareth, asking her to buid a replica of the Holy House of the Annunciation in England.

  • Our Lady told Richeldis: 

It shall be a perpetual memorial to the great joy of the Annunciation, ground and origin of all my joys and the root of humanity's gracious Redemption

Join and rejoice with Mary at "the great joy of the Annunciation", lay down your burdens and grow closer to God.

  • Pope Leo XIII said in 1897:

When England goes back to Walsingham, Our Lady will come back to England

Spread the word, let all discover Our Lady of Walsingham so that England comes back to Mary, and her shrine at Walsingham and comes to know Jesus our saviour and redeemer.

The programme

Every day for seven days you will receive:

  • A daily intention
  • An opening prayer
  • A daily reflection
  • Daily prayers to conclude

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The Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of our Lady...

This novena was graciously put at our disposal by The Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady.

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In these momentous days for the UK we present some prayers for the repose of the soul of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and our new King Charles III

--For the happy repose of HM The Queen

Almighty God,

You are the author and sustainer of all human life;

grant that your servant, Elizabeth our Queen, whom you granted a long and happy reign as Monarch of these lands may be forgiven her sins and rewarded with that eternal life promised to all those born again in the water of baptism and power of your Spirit.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit God, forever and ever,


Eternal rest, grant to her O Lord,

And let Perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace.


May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed,

Through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


--Prayer for the King

O God, to whom every human power is subject,

Grant to your servant His Majesty the King wisdom in the exercise of his high office, so that, always revering to you and striving to please you, he may constantly secure and preserve for the people entrusted to his care the freedom that comes from unity and peace.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit

God, forever and ever,


From the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Prayer from the novena


Our Lady, who did ask for the Holy House to be built here in England, lead us to contemplate the hidden life of the Holy Family in Nazareth and to listen to the voice of God in the stillness of our hearts. May we find sanctuary in your maternal care and comfort in your prayers. Guide us on this pilgrimage on earth, that, by imitating your joyful welcome of the Divine Will, we too may one day dwell with the Blessed Trinity for ever. Amen.

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