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Honouring Our Lady of Willesden

The October procession in honour of Our Lady of Willesden was led by Cardinal Vincent on Sunday 2 October. Prior to the procession, Cardinal Vincent blessed the new icon depicting St Thomas More and Blessed Álvaro del Portillo venerating the statue of Our Lady, near the entrance of the shrine.

Leaving the shrine, about 100 people, made up of Catholics young and old who came from different parts of the diocese, made their way through the streets of Harlesden, reciting the Rosary in English, French and Portuguese, and singing hymns to Our Lady. The procession crossed Acton Lane twice, stopping traffic each time.

Back at the shrine, Cardinal Vincent preached a homily on Mary the Mother of Mercy, who points us to her Son.

Photos are available here