Between around 7pm and 9. Nearly all the witnesses said that in their apparition, Mary was standing and praying, in a white cloak, with her eyes cast upwards, and with a golden crown. Our Lady was in the centre of the group, a small height above the other two. The handwritten testimony of Judy Campbell. Source: Knock Museum Collection. At least two of the witnesses claimed to have seen something that surely must have terrified them — figures floating above the ground.
Recalling the Knock apparition of the Virgin Mary | franklincountyms.info
On August 21, , it was a very rainy day in the little village of Knock in the County Mayo. Margaret Byrne 21 was walking in the torrential downpour to lock up the parish church nearby when she saw something brightly lit at the south end of the church near a large gable. Because of the harsh rainfall, she did not investigate further. She did not know that 30 minutes earlier, Mary McLoughlin 45 , housekeeper of the parish priest, had casually noticed the same light. In the unusual glow she saw three large figures silhouetted — and guessed that maybe some new statues had been delivered to the church. It just so happened that Mary McLoughlin stopped by the Byrne household to visit. When she decided to leave around p.
Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today
The Irish village of Knock is celebrating on Aug. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist and Jesus as the lamb of God appeared in the local church. This year, Knock, which is located in County Mayo in the western part of Ireland, will commemorate the apparition with a new statue that Pope Francis blessed last week, according to Vatican News. Also there will be a pilgrim walk following the original steps of those who witnessed the apparition, and a replica of the village as it looked in will be unveiled at the Shrine of Knock.
Since the time of the apparition, the Shrine at Knock has been a focal point for devotion for Catholics from Ireland and around the world. Last year, Pope Francis visited the shrine during his Apostolic Journey to Ireland — following in the footsteps of St John Paul II, who made the pilgrimage during his visit to Ireland in , the centenary of the apparition. During the celebration of the anniversary, the Shrine at Knock will welcome a new processional pilgrim statue, blessed last week in Rome by Pope Francis. The shrine is also unveiling a model of the village as it stood in