Maria Taverna, from St Joseph’s in St Neots

UCM East Anglia vice president Maria Taverna, said: “It was a beautiful day, a most spiritual pilgrimage, filled with love and friendships all encompassed in the power of prayer.UnionCatholicMothersWalsinghamBanner750-750x480

Silence is golden for 500 Catholic mothers at Walsin
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It was a case of “mum’s the word” for 500 Catholic mothers at Walsingham recently when they were asked to remain silent during an entire procession along the Holy Mile.

The Union of Catholic Mothers 72nd Annual Pilgrimage to The National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on July 4, saw new UCM East Anglia presidents Anne Sibley and Leish Davis, along with approximately 500 UCM members, national officers, bishops and clergy, preparing to walk the Holy Mile processing in silence reflecting on our Mother and the Theme of the Pilgrimage – ‘The Joy of the Annunciation.

Arriving at the Abbey, they were joined by other UCM pilgrims who attended The Service of the Sick. The service was held for sick or infirm members who cannot walk The Holy Mile in Procession.

UCM East Anglia vice president Maria Taverna, said: “It was a beautiful day, a most spiritual pilgrimage, filled with love and friendships all encompassed in the power of prayer.

Maria, from St Joseph in St Neots, came to the end of her term in office after three years in June and then took up the vice president post.

Stepping forward to fill the shared president post are Anne Sibley from Sacred Heart & St.Margaret Mary, Dereham and Leish Davis from St Joseph at St Neots.

Pictured above with the

UCM East Anglia banner are new presidents Anne Sibley (left) and Leish Davis.

Keith Morris – East Anglia Newspaper