Catholic News World
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
EUROPE: ENGLAND: NEW SHRINE TO OUR LADY OF THE TAPER
Independent Catholic news report: On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI blessed the statue of Our Lady of the Taper from the National Shrine of Wales in Cardigan and, just 24 hours later the statue has been re-located to a side chapel in the main Church.The move has come about as a result of consultations between Bishop Thomas Burns of Menevia and the Shrine Rector, Father Jason Jones and will remain in the new location for a 12 month trial period. This move has enabled the tabernacle at Cardigan to be moved from its location on the right hand side of the Church to a central, back of sanctuary, traditional position.In time it is hoped to turn the original shrine building into a repository for the relics and historical documents relating to the medieval shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan.