Press: A trip to English shrine is a journey through history - HC
A trip to English shrine is a journey through history - Houston Chronicle:
"The shrine [to Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk, England] was founded in 1061 by Richeldis de Faverches, a Saxon noblewoman and widow with a young son. It was a time of great interest in pilgrimages to the Holy Land, a trip Richeldis would never make.
According to legend, she was deeply devoted to God and Mary and had a reputation for good works. As a reward, Mary appeared to Richeldis in several visions, showing her the house in Nazareth where Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus. Richeldis was told to build an exact replica."