Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock 2009

The annual Dominican pilgrimage to Knock Shrine in County Mayo took place today. In beautiful weather many thousands of people joined with large numbers of pilgrims from the various Dominican centres throughout Ireland. In his homily to a packed basilica, Fr John Harris spoke of the centrality of Christ during the apparation at Knock in 1879 and pleaded with all who visit Knock now to continue to keep Christ at the centre of our lives. Below are some images from the pilgrimage day.
Pilgrims gather before ceremonies.
The Anointing of the Sick

Fr John Harris OP preaches the homily during Mass

The statue of Our Lady of Knock is processed through the basilica during the recitation of the rosary.

Eucharistic Blessing

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