Welcome to the site of Dowry House Retreat, a new facility of the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Our Lady promised that Walsingham would become a refuge for “all who are in any way distressed, or in need… (they) that seek me there shall be given succour.” (Pynson Ballad) Today, Walsingham provides support for the pilgrim echoing the words of our Lord “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Mt 11:28-29) Walsingham is a place where pilgrims can be held by Mary and led by her to a knowledge of the Father’s infinite love for each one of us. We are invited to bring our somewhat broken spirits to be healed by God through her intercession.
As such, Dowry House Retreat is a place for you to come and recharge your spiritual batteries, to attend one of the many formation courses being organised by the shrine or just to come away and rest a while with the Lord. We hope that it will be a grace-filled and maybe even a life-changing experience for you. By discovering all that Walsingham has to offer for your spiritual journey may you leave with the desire to come back again and again.