Visitors from Brazil to the Shrine

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Our Lady of Guadalupe attracts visitors from far and wide, and it is always a delight to welcome them to the Shrine in Bedford.  Among recent visitors was a group from Brazil, led by Father Raoul, who were here in the UK for two weeks.  Fr Raoul’s niece, who is studying at Cranfield University, had told her uncle about the Relic Image being based in Bedford.  As Fr Raoul has a special devotion to Our Lady, he was keen to take the opportunity to see her in her home at the Shrine.  The group came for Mass and spent the morning here, and bought a large statue from the repository.  They prayed the rosary before Our Lady’s image in Spanish with parishioners joining them in English.  It was a very happy morning and we hope the group will take many happy memories of their visit back to Brazil.