The beginning of the story of Our Lady of Knock may be traced back to the 21st of August, 1879 in the little village of Knock, which is situated in the western region of Ireland. Since early Christianity gained hold in Ireland, the Irish people have always had a particularly deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This devotion has been passed down from generation to generation. During the 19th century, people’s devotion to Mary became even more widespread. Ireland was going through a difficult time marked by hunger as well as religious persecution. On that gloomy day in August, a vision of Mary Immaculate provided spiritual solace to members of the Catholic Church who were being persecuted in Ireland. Knock Parish Church was the location of the apparition in which Our Lady, Saint Joseph, and Saint John the Evangelist appeared. There were a total of fifteen persons, both young and elderly, who saw this apparition. Because of this miraculous incident, the Knock Marian Shrine, which is located in County Mayo in Ireland, has gained a reputation on a global scale as a Marian Shrine.
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland
This stunning medal honoring Our Lady of Knock Medal is a superb way to pay respect to the Irish people’s unwavering faith and tenacious spirit. She is depicted wearing a crown on the Our Lady of Knock necklace, which also has Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist standing on each side of her. The material used to craft this medal of Our Lady of Knock is sterling silver.
The word Knock comes from the Irish word “cnoc” meaning hill, historical evidence shows the village had been named as far back as 1625. Since the Apparition at Knock on the 21st of August 1879, pilgrims and visitors have been welcomed to Knock Shrine. Knock Shrine is a unique and sacred place, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens. We offer a peaceful, contemplative space to pray, reflect and reconnect.
The Knock Cross Crucifix Necklace is an exquisite representation of faith as well as Irish culture and history. The Knock Cross is an excellent choice for anybody looking to purchase a present with an Irish theme.
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your Son, remembering His promise: “Ask and your shall receive, seek and you shall find.” Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick or lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the holy Mass. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.