Liturgical Season: Easter
Monday 18th May 2020 - Our Lady of Knock
“I saw a most beautiful crown on the brow or head of the Blessed Virgin. Our Lady was in the centre of the group, a small height above the other two; St. Joseph to her right, and bent towards the Virgin; St. John”
Judith Campbell, Witness of the Knock Apparition
In 1879, a religious vision happened in the village of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland. It was seen by fifteen people of various ages. The vision was of The Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, John the Evangelist, angels, and Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Unlike other apparitions of Our Lady, this encounter was silent but silence has a special purpose. It allows us to focus on what is truly important. Jesus Christ is portrayed as the Lamb of God and it is that we should reflect. We should hold Christ at the centre of all we do. A church was later built on the site, to worship and remember this event and millions of people have visited the shrine of Knock.
Prayer: Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed and give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Amen.