News & Events

22 Aug 2019

Our Lady of Knock – Thank You

Thank you for being part of the Novena, Mass, and reception at the Miraculous Medal Shrine celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Knock’s apparition in County Mayo, Ireland.

On behalf of the Shine, I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their time, donated their services, and attended the event. Despite a heatwave and torrential thunderstorms, almost 400 people were in attendance, which is a testament to Mary’s grace.

The evening also served as a kick off for the planning and construction of an outdoor Our Lady of Knock shrine on the campus of our Miraculous Medal Shrine. Joining our other cultural-based Marian shrines, this spiritual sanctuary to Our Lady of Knock will bring our community of devotees together in hope, celebrating culture and faith.

We hope you will continue to join us and local Irish cultural leaders in building this memorial to the Blessed Mother. . For more information or to volunteer, contact Sheila McGirl, Director of Institutional Advancement at 215.848.1010, ext. 212, or

Again, thank you, and may Mary’s Son, Jesus, continue to bless you.

In devotion to Mary Immaculate,

Mary Jo Timlin Hoag
CEO, Central Association of the Miraculous Medal