About 1.5 million people visit the shrine every year and it is a common destination in Ireland for Catholic pilgrims.
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Although not a word was spoken by Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John during the silent apparition at Knock, the vision spoke louder than words with an eloquent message uniting earth and heaven.
The video message from Pope Francis will be played during Mass at the shrine at 7:30 p.m. local time on March 19.
Father Gibbons said that the Knock Shrine, built on the site of the 1879 apparition, is a place where many people find spiritual healing and peace by re-encountering the sacraments, adding, on average, 4,000 confessions take place each week at the shrine.
Marion Carroll had been bedridden for years until she was healed in 1989 during a blessing with a monstrance at the shrine.
Our Lady’s apparitions are full of biblical imagery
John Curry saw the Marian apparitions in Ireland when he was just a boy.