Richeldis de Faverches and Our Lady of Walsingham:
Presented on location at the Shrine of English Martyr Saint Philip Howard, the Earl of Arundel, who, as he deliberated over his conversion to the outlawed Catholic Church in the 16th century, travelled to Walsingham in Norfolk with Queen Elizabeth I, his cousin, and, upon seeing the destroyed remains of the Holy House and the ancient Saxon Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham due to the Protestant Reformation, is believed to have penned the famous ‘Walsingham Lament’.
Covering almost 1000 years of Catholic history and heritage in England, we look at the life of Richeldis de Faverches who was chosen by Our Lady to build an exact replica of the Holy House in Nazareth in Walsingham. It was there that a Saxon statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was housed in a shrine visited by pilgrims from all over Christendom until its destruction, and the burning of the Holy House, by order of King Henry VIII during the Protestant Reformation.
We look at the Crusades due to their link with Richeldis de Faverches, the history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, the significance of the Saxon Statue, the importance of the English Martyrs and Walsingham especially today, the effects of the Protestant Reformation in England’s Catholic culture and heritage and Our Lady of Walsingham as it was an is now, in a film that has been praised for not only presenting facts, information and details but a prayerful and spiritual film experience.
Length and Format:
The film runs for 40 minutes and is available worldwide on Region Free DVD Format.