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Walsingham: Pilgrims and Pilgrimage


Michaels Rear's meticulous research, fluent style of writing and choice of illustrations have combined to produce what will certainly become the standard work on pilgrims and pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Walsingham.

This comprehensive work begins with the pre-Christian era and is brought through triumph and tragedy right up to the present day. This is no dry and dusty research project.

It is vibrant with humanity--Kings and Queens, Church and State and ordinary devout faithful laity too--with joy, sorrow and with an overwhelming sense of 'the holiness of this pearl in Our Lady's Dowry'.

Fr Michael Rear has an M.A. in Theology and is Catholic Chaplain to University Campus, Suffolk. He is also the author of Blessed John Henry Newman (ST PAULS 2010).

'Walsingham finds a worthy historian in Michael Rear, whose own experiences of the shrine and whose scholarly abilities make him ideally suited to the task that he set himself in writing this book.' Dr Sarah Jane Boss, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, Roehampton University.