Tag Archives: Shrine

A shrine to St Aghill in Lancashire?

An extraordinary devotion to an ancient Christian woman martyr has broken out in a remote English valley – Rossendale in Lancashire. Local residents in the north end of the valley have named an area, and roads, after the saint whom … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Crag

Over 600 years ago a Yorkshireman called John built a tiny chapel in a rock face outside Knaresborough. John’s son, it is believed, ¬†was saved from a falling rock and he attributed this to Our Lady’s prayers and to say … Continue reading

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Wisdom hath built her house

“He now returned to the place …in which he could get away from the ubiquitous harassment of the crowd.” (From the Medieval Life of St Robert of Knaresborough) In the twelfth century Robert built a cave and a chapel in … Continue reading

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A King’s Shrine

Fr Ian and Gregory recently visited another shrine, from which is sent this ‘postcard’. For over 900 years the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, King of England has been at the centre of his foundation – Westminster Abbey. It … Continue reading

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