On 21 September 110 recently-confirmed young people from the county of Hertfordshire came together for a pilgrimage to Walsingham led by the Right Rev. John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.
As part of the pilgrimage the young people celebrated Mass and undertook catechesis in the grounds of the Shrine. They also walked the Pilgrim Way from the Shrine to the Priory grounds in the centre of the village, where Benediction was given.
Speaking about the importance of the day Bishop John Sherrington said: “This pilgrimage is an important development from the confirmation commitment, giving the young people a chance to celebrate their faith and to give them a sense of mission into the world and the future.”
“Pilgrimage is an important part of our Catholic tradition. It gathers the church, strengthens us in our faith and inspires us to serve others in the wider world. I hope it will encourage those who attended to be confident in being young Catholics in Hertfordshire.”