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St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Luke House

House Teacher Miss Foley/Mrs Frewer
House Captains

KS2

KS1

House Colour Blue
House Motto Live, Love and Care

Our Lady of Walsingham 

The story of the Walsingham Shrine begins in Saxon times. In 1061, the Lady of the Manor, Richeldis de Faverches, was taken in spirit to Nazareth and shown the house where the Annunciation took place (The time when Angel Gabriel told Mary she would have a baby). Having being shown the house she was asked by Our Lady (Mary, mother of Jesus)  to build an exact copy in Norfolk. She was promised that 'Whoever seeks my help there will not go away empty-handed.'  The simple wooden house that she built soon became a place special devotion to Our Lady and a place where catholics and anglicans came to pray and ask for help.

In 1538 during the reign of Henry VIII the original shrine was destroyed and it wasn't until 1897 that it was restored to became a place of prayer and worship again.