The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from Sunday 14th – Monday 22nd August, offering nine days of reflection and prayer and a chance to connect with your faith in the unique and sacred space of Knock Shrine.

This year’s theme is ‘A Journey in Hope’.

Following a two-year break due to the pandemic, Fr Richard Gibbons hopes to make this year extra special for all who will be travelling to the Shrine to take part.

Fr. Richard says the purpose of the Novena is to recognise the unique role that Knock, as an International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine, has to play in the life of the Irish Church and to honour Our Lady.

He has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew.

Ceremonies will take place at Knock Basilica at 3pm and 8pm over the course of the nine days with guest speakers present during each ceremony. Further details are available on


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