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Pope Francis recognises Knock Shrine as International Sanctuary of Special Eucharistic and Marian Devotio
Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector of Knock Shrine has expressed gratitude on behalf of Knock Shrine for the great honour given to it by Pope Francis in officially recognising Knock as both a Eucharistic and Marian Shrine.
Pope Francis, through the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelisation, will officially recognise the unique status of Knock as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine today (Friday, March 19) the Feast of St Joseph.
As the festive season fast approaches, the Athlone branch of the Knights of St Columbanus formally unveiled their inaugural Christmas crib within the surrounds of the organisation’s courtyard in St Mary’s Place, on Friday afternoon last.
“St. Vincent de Paul has had an enormous impact on my life. The effect SVP has had on my ability to go to University cannot be overstated. Without the help of SVP over the last few years, I would not have been able to complete my education,” said a local woman this week.
Fr Richard Gibbons, PP Rector of Knock Shrine, has announced that the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock is postponed until perhaps later this year, depending on latest Government guidance.
FIRST BROADCAST on RTÉ in June 1979, Bosco was an Irish children's television phenomenon and a shared cultural experience for a generation, and the legend continues - these days on stage.
The visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in August 2018 as part of the celebration of the World Meeting of Families is warmly remembered by the thousands of pilgrims who gathered to greet him on that occasion.
On Christmas Day, at 2.30pm, a sung traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, the Claddagh, Galway. Since New Year’s Day 2012, the priests of the Institute of Christ the King have offered a weekly Sunday Mass in the Dominican Church at 2.30.
World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by the UN. Since then, it has taken place on the third Thursday of November annually. The initiative allows for reflection on societal issues. According to UNESCO, by celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, we underline the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.
The students of Calasanctius College, Oranmore will present the musical ‘We Will Rock You’ from Wednesday next October 16 to Friday October 18 at 7.30pm nightly.