The apparation chapel at Knock shrine
The annual Dominican pilgrimage to the Knock shrine in County Mayo took place today. Many thousands of people who are associated with the Dominican Order throughout Ireland were in attendance. They were joined by friars, sisters, nuns and lay Dominicans - and also by a group of contemplative Dominican nuns from around the world who are visiting Ireland for a week long meeting in Siena monastery in Drogheda, Co Louth.
The highlight of the day of pilgrimage was the celebration of the Eucharist. The principal celebrant was fr Gregory Carroll OP (prior provincial) and the homily was given by fr Terence Crotty OP (master of students). Fr Terence preached on the theme of faith to coincide with the opening of the Year of Faith which has just begun.
We pray that those who joined the Dominican pilgrimage today will receive many graces and blessings through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock.
Fr Terence Crotty OP preached the homily
Dominican sisters and nuns join the pilgrimage
The pilgrimage allows time for meeting and greeting