The refurbishment has seen the Basilica's successful transformation into a warm, meditative space to the benefit of both celebrant and congregation.
Team of mosaic-makers from Italy are in Knock to assemble Irish artist PJ Lynch's depiction of the 1879 apparition.
Special plaque erected in refurbished graveyard commemorating all the babies buried there.
“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.
Special contribution sought from parishioners of St Joseph's in Mountmellick to alleviate crippling debt incurred by refurbishment programme in 2006.
Shrine to be refurbished and promoted internationally.