In 1381, England was dedicated to Mary by King Richard II and was 'set apart for her among the nations.’ At this point, England received the title ‘Mary’s Dowry’; meaning that England was ‘set aside’ as a gift, a dowry, for Our Lady under her guidance and protection. During 2020, all Catholics in England are called to make a personal dedication to Mary, taking up her example as Christ’s first disciple.
Join Cardinal Nichols as we re-dedicate England to Mary
The prayers are beneath the video
Mgr John Armitage presents the rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary.
As part of our Deanery engagement with ‘Behold 2020’ we have '33 Days of Morning Glory' a short retreat for 33 days prior to the 29 March (click the link below).
The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of why The Rededication is so important at this moment. In this time of fear and uncertainty, it is of the greatest importance for us to place ourselves under the protection and guidance of Christ through Mary, Our Mother.
Below are two prayers which we are encouraged to pray during this lead up to the dedication of England as the dowry of Mary. Please click on the links to reveal the prayers.