Knock Shrine Co Mayo
Knock Shrine translated from the Irish "Hill of Mary" or "Mary's Hill" is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site and National Shrine in the village of Knock, County Mayo where observers stated that there was an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint John the Evangelist, angels, and Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God) in 1879.
What awaits a pilgrim who travels to Knock? Knock offers a chance missing in todays hectic society to find peace, relax and pray. The ceremonies, traditions and customes of the Catholic Church are sure to touch the soul. The Catholic Mass is the centre of Knock. Sometimes it is celebrated in splendour in the Basilica, are in the more intimate surroundings of one of the chapels within the Shrine grounds.
In addition to Mass, pilgrims to Knock will find a strong devotion to the stations of the Cross; a tradition of silent, private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament; loyalty to the Rosary; and an appreciation of the Sacrament of Penance that must be unique.