Pope Francis bestows “a great responsibility” upon Knock Shrine

The elevation of Knock Shrine to international status was made official on Friday. Pope Francis has upgraded the Catholic Marian shrine to an international sanctuary of special eucharistic and Marian devotion. The shrine, visited by over 1.5 million people every...

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Murder victim’s funeral hears ‘violence is not the answer’

The violent death of Michael McDonagh who was stabbed in Swinford is “beyond understandable” for most, mourners at his funeral Mass heard this afternoon. 24-year-old Mr McDonagh of 22 Carrowmore Drive in Knock was laid to rest in Knock village,...

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Covid fears lead Shrine to close its doors for busiest day of year

August 15 is usually the busiest day in Knock’s calendar but the Shrine will not open to pilgrims this year....

Monday, 10/08/20 - 12:02pm Read More

40 year old tradition broken in Knock with Novena postponement

By Marian Duggan For the first time since its inception in 1977 Knock Novena will not go ahead this August....

Friday, 24/07/20 - 11:45am Read More

Shock at low numbers allowed into Knock Basilica

By Marian Duggan Only 50 people will be allowed into Knock Basilica when it opens next Monday. The spacious church...

Friday, 26/06/20 - 2:21pm Read More

Knock Shrine to join Pope Francis in prayer against Covid-19

Knock Shrine will join Pope Francis tomorrow as he leads Marian Shrines across the world to pray for intercession and...

Friday, 29/05/20 - 4:43pm Read More