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Our pilgrim today is Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North-East Somerset, who has chosen to go on retreat to Downside Abbey.

Jacob is a Catholic MP who is renowned for his traditional and conservative style. He was catechised by his governess and has been referred to as the “Honourable member for the early twentieth century” who once famously went canvassing with his nanny. He was a leading voice in the 2016 campaign for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union but today he takes a step back from politics and talks more about his Catholic faith and the challenges it presents.

While on retreat, Jacob has chosen to take with him:

Life of the Saint: St Alphege
Book of the Bible: Ecclesiastes
Piece of music: Monteverde’s Salve Regina
Aid to prayer: Rosary beads