Friends of the Rosary:
Today, along with the people of Ireland, we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of Knock. In 1879, in the village of Knock in County Mayo in the west of Ireland, Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Apostle, a Lamb and a Cross appeared on an altar on the wall of the parish church [image below], and to some villagers.
For two hours, a crowd gathered to adore the apparition and to pray the rosary. Despite the rainstorm, no one got wet.
Unlike in most other Marian apparitions, the Virgin Mary was silent the entire time. As Pope Francis said, the message from Knock is the great value of silence for our faith.
Today, the Knock Shrine is an international Marian and Eucharistic shrine. The Vatican’s designation was after miraculous healing involving Eucharistic adoration at Knock Shrine in 1989.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
Our Lady of Knock, Pray for Us!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York