The 2017 concert sees the world premiere of ‘Beautiful Things’, an original composition by acclaimed Celtic harper Cormac de Barra of Dublin, which commemorates the apparition of Our Lady in Knock in 1879.
Born in Co. Tyrone to a poor farming family on 24 June 1797, John Joseph Hughes grew up to become the leading cleric of his day in the United States.
John Curry was “A man whose only quiet boast was that he was an altar boy from his childhood in Knock to his death at Sacred Heart home with the Little Sisters of the Poor – rarely if ever missing daily Mass – and Holy Communion.”
The purpose of the pilgrimage is to have the remains of the youngest witness to the Knock apparition reinterred at Old St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.
"His missionary dedication reminds you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of the Christian education of your children."
Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, to attend Knock Basilica re-dedication ceremony on 16 July.
Speaking at last week’s meeting of Mayo County Council, Minister Ring said, “I hope the Pope sees fit to come to Knock and relaunch Knock Shrine.”
Pontiff to celebrate outdoor Mass for over a million pilgrims at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.
“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.
“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”
“Similar to how 'One Million Dubliners' offered an exploration of Irish attitudes towards death, so Knock the Film will explore Irish attitudes towards religion.”
“My pilgrims from America join with me in thanking God for the grace and mercy the Lord and his Holy Mother have lavished upon this magnificent shrine” - Cardinal Dolan.
Nationwide presenter Anne Cassin joins Armagh diocesan pilgrims as they journey through Knock with the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Anger over collapse of deal to allow pro life group march under its banner.
Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.
Media speculation focuses on Irish theologian from TCD.
Fr Tom Norris hints that Cardinal Dolan’s visitation report wasn’t “totally satisfactory.”
New Drogheda convent a 'thanks' for the service Irish nuns in USA.