Westminster Abbey

Today I visited Westminster Abbey.

On entering I was immediately accosted by the Warden who was so kind as to lead me to closed off places.  For example, I was able to go up to the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, which was roped off.

However, a reader and long-time friend TB sent a note saying that today was the anniversary of the deposition of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Some years ago with another friend I visited the place of her death, the mournful Fotheringhay.

I visited Mary’s tomb today.

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  1. irishgirl says:

    Ooops-I pressed the wrong key on the library computer…

    Westminster Abbey was one of my absolute favorite places to visit in London! I attended many Evensong services in the ‘quire’, right near the choir!

    I’m glad you were treated kindly on your visit, Father. Many years ago at my former parish, a visiting Franciscan priest told me he got thrown out of the Abbey for saying his Rosary publicly! And he was wearing his habit, too! I don’t think he was being obnoxious-but he may have said something to the effect, ‘This was OUR place at one time!’

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