Testimonials

Testimonials

The ‘Walsingham Ballad’ (c.1465) tells us how Our Lady asked the Norman widow, Richeldis de Faverche, to build an imitation of the Holy House in England, her Dowry. The Mother of God promised her: “All who are in any way distressed, or in need, let them seek me there in that little house you have made at Walsingham. To all that seek me there shall be given succour.  And there at Walsingham in this little house shall be held in remembrance the great joy of my salutation when St Gabriel told me I should through humility become the mother of God’s Son.”

The account states that Our Lady appeared to Richeldis three times, confirming her request on every visit, so ardently did she desire to see a little Nazareth in this land. When the workmen unexpectedly found the building completed, there stood by its side a spring of life-giving water which gushed forth with healing properties. Pilgrims came both to pray in the Holy House and to drink the holy water from the well, thus finding the spiritual refreshment they deeply sought. From its very beginnings in 1061 AD, Walsingham has been a place of help and healing to many, with innumerable testimonies of miracles, cures and answers to prayers. This page of Testimonials gives joyful thanks to Our Lady of Walsingham for all the graces received in our day through her maternal intercession.


It was great to be at the Dowry House for their first Retreat celebrating Advent. The house has been renovated to a high standard. We were made very welcome by the Sisters, very comfortably accommodated and exceptionally well fed. It was a joy to be able to share in the devotional life of the Sisters in their small chapel and have daily Mass in the Parish Church. This Centre is a great addition to the spiritual and temporal life of Walsingham. One feature of personal interest to me is the recently donated Marian library, a truly magnificent collection.

John Desmond Miller, December 2016

Impact of the Talks:

The talks have been amazing Fr Nic has delivered so much information but in such a personal way. And really encouraged me to look at scripture with the questions, ‘What does this tell me about God & What does this tell me about my relationship with God?’ I am leaving the retreat with a deeper realisation & excitement of giving myself to the Father in a more personal way.

Marcus, Brentwood Diocese

Impact of the Talks:

Helped me to go a lot deeper in my faith – enjoyed the time with Jesus to pray about my personal intentions. Expanded my knowledge of the scripture & will enable me to bring this into my relationship with Jesus. Built on previous knowledge from last retreat.

Melissa, Motherwell Diocese

Impact of the Talks:

The talks have been profound and have been thoroughly stimulating, at a spiritual and intellectual level. They have helped me to explore my faith further and develop relationships with other young Catholics.

Imogen, Southwark Diocese

Impact of the Talks:

Liberating. I felt the lifting of the burden of living my faith, to be released into the freedom of living my faith.

Anon

Impact of the Talks:

They’ve given me a fresh insight and a refresher of the Church’s teachings. They’ve also presented me with great analogies which will aid me in the transmission of the faith.

Mairi-Claire, 3rd Year Theology Student, Glasgow Diocese

Impact of the Talks:

Perfect Balance of prayer and teaching and conversation. Amazing group of young people all desiring to know God more – the teaching was so good! Didn’t want the weekend to end.

Anon

Weekend Structure:

A+ It has been an excellent balance! The prayer time was beautiful and well structured.

Mairi- Claire, 3rd Year Theology Student, Glasgow Diocese

Dowry House as a Venue:

Clean, welcoming, calm. Well equipped.

Felicity & Alex, East Anglia Diocese

Dowry House as a Venue:

Great rooms, great food!

Hanson, Hallam Diocese

Dowry House as a Venue:

Absolutely amazing. Recommend it to anyone.

Mariya, Westminster Diocese

Dowry House as a Venue:

Beautiful House and a very peaceful location for reflection. Great hospitality, I can’t wait to come again.

Michaela, Southwark Diocese

Dowry House as a Venue:

Showers were great! Good heat & water pressure. Having a warm Chapel makes such a big difference!

Marcus, Brentwood Diocese

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