At noon on Sunday, March 29, thousands of Catholics will take part in the re-dedication of England as Mary’s Dowry. This act couldn’t be more timely, says Bishop Philip Egan in this week’s cover story – and not only because of the coronavirus. Also in this issue, Paola Frankopan describes life under lockdown in Rome. William Doino Jr names the saints we can turn to in a time of contagion. Muslim MP Rehman Chisti explains why he’s running for a Catholic charity. And Charlie Hart recalls a mystical experience on his sofa.