Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

One of our confreres has proposed that we say a Novena to Our Lady of Walsingham, asking especially for Our Blessed Mother's intercession for the deliberations and reforms currently under way in our Order.  The Shrine at Walsingham has a full set of prayers, with devotions for every day, in preparation for the rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020, HERE. All readers of this blog are encouraged to join in this Novena. This Novena starts today, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (or of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, depending on which calendar you follow), and finishes on the eve of the feast, which this year falls on Sunday 24th September.
The Walsingham shrine at Corpus Christi Maiden Lane.
Any other suitable prayers may be used, the follow simple suggestion is adapted from the Customary of the Ordinate of Our Lady of Walsingham, for those who do not have online access at the times they may wish to say the prayers.
MARY, great Mary, most blessed of all Marys, greatest among women, great Lady, great beyond all measure, I long to love you with all my heart, I want to praise you with my lips, I desire to venerate you in my understanding, I love to pray to you from my deepest being, I commit myself wholly to your protection. (from a prayer of S Anselm)
Responsory:
V. Blessed is the holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise*

through her has risen the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, by whom we are saved and redeemed.
V. Let us joyfully celebrate this feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary*
through her has risen the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, by whom we are saved and redeemed. 
Let us pray:

O LORD God, in the mystery of the incarnation Mary conceived Thy Son in her heart before she conceived Him in her womb: grant that, as we, Thy pilgrim people, rejoice in her patronage, we also may welcome Him into our hearts, and so, like her, be made a holy house fit for His eternal dwelling. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.  
Please pray also for the members of the Order in England who are in Walsingham on pilgrimage this weekend, and for those of Our Lords the Sick whom they serve.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.