On 22nd September 2018, Monsignor G. Wach arrived for his now almost traditional annual visit to Preston. In the evening, he gave a very encouraging and fruitful speech about the Lay Society of the Sacred Heart, the speech was attended my many faithful. On the 23rd, Monsignor’s second day, he celebrated Solemn High Mass at the Shrine Church of St. Walburge and then later in the evening, we had Solemn Vespers and Adoration with Benediction. We thank Monsignor for his kindness and generosity to the Apostolates during his visit!
Preston witnessed a glorious procession from the Shrine Church of St Walburge to the Shrine Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in honour of the martyrs of England and Wales.
Solemn High Mass was then celebrated at the Shrine Church of the English Martyrs followed by veneration of the martyrs relics.
This wonderful event was a collaborative effort between the Canon’s of the Institute and the Latin Mass Society.
The Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, now resident in St Augustine’s Presbytery, Preston, were in attendance along with other visiting clergy.
It was a beautiful day, the sun shone, and a good number of the faithful turned out for the pilgrimage.