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The Launceston Pilgrimage
 

                                                          

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The origins of the pilgrimage

The First Diocesan Pilgrimage to Launceston to honour the Blessed Cuthbert Mayne (now Saint)
was established by Fr. Richard McElroy.

Born in Liverpool in 1877, Richard McElroy joined the Canons Regular at Bodmin in 1902, was ordained priest in 1908, and was Parish Priest at Launceston from 1920 - 1929.

During his time in the parish, Fr. McElroy established Launceston Church as the National Shrine of the Blessed Cuthbert Mayne.  It was Fr. McElroy who established Launceston Church as the National Shrine of the Blessed Cuthbert Mayne, and Fr. McElroy who organised the first Diocesan Pilgrimage to Launceston to honour him.
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  The first Launceston Pilgrimage took place on 21st June 1921.  At first it was an annual  
  event but is now held every three years.

 




The first pilgrimage.

For Fr. David's book on the Launceston Pilgrimage please click here

 




 

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