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Host of high profile speakers lined up for National Novena in Knock

Wednesday, 21st August marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition in 1879, and a special day of celebration is planned to mark the occasion.

2019.07.12.

The “Munster final of religion” kicks off in Limerick

“During the Novena, we are not just praying for ourselves, but for the entire community,”

2019.06.15.

Cavan Novena will have a Family theme

An icon of the Holy Family, commissioned for WMOF2018, will be on display in Ss Patrick and Felim Cathedral

2017.09.18.

Marty Morrissey lined up for Knock Novena

The Knock Novena is one of the greatest spiritual and cultural events in Irish life today, with more than 10,000 pilgrims taking part.

2017.07.24.

Cavan footballer to speak at Mary Untier of Knots novena

Alan O’Mara, author of ‘The Best is Yet to Come: A Memoir about Football & Finding a Way through the Dark’, will speak about his own mental health experiences.

2016.09.20.

Crowds attend annual Ladywell Novena in Co Laois

“Our crowds are holding up well. We get 500 to 600 a night,” - John Mooney, Secretary, Ladywell Committee.

2016.09.07.

150th jubilee of ‘Mother of Perpetual Help’ begins

Jubilee pilgrimage will begin in Limerick on the evening of 4 April 2016 and the icon will then travel to every cathedral in the Irish Church's 26 dioceses.

2016.01.19.

Holycross novena to focus on care for creation

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly of Cashel & Emly to formally open nine-day festival of faith in Co Tipperary on Tuesday.

2015.09.06.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“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.

2015.08.18.

Dolan thanked for calling for fair immigration reform

“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.

2015.08.16.

Archbishop welcomes pilgrims to Knock Novena

“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.”

2015.08.15.

Archbishop Martin opens novena to St John Vianney

"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."

2015.08.05.

200th anniversary of the ordination of St John Vianney

Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.

2015.08.02.

Mass to be streamed live for St Anthony’s feast day

Hundreds of thousands of devotees of popular Italian saint invited to participate in feast day devotions via a live internet broadcast of Mass from the Basilica in Padua on 13 June.

2015.06.09.

Knock Shrine candles go online

Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick's Cathedral New York.

2015.03.21.

Annual Knock novena to attract 150,000 pilgrims

There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2014.08.13.

Fr Liam Lawton to lead Ladywell Novena

Up to 1,000 expected to attend long established prayer tradition in Co Laois.

2013.08.28.

Knock novena to focus on faith and heritage

Bishop of Elphin to speak on ‘Faith & Family: A Heritage to be Proud of’.

2013.08.04.
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