Our Lady of Knock Witness Reburied in NYC

Richard SontagIreland

“I remember it as well as I do last night.” Those were the words of an aged Irish immigrant named John Curry in 1940s New York, who had seen the apparitions at Knock, Ireland when just a boy. Now, his remains will be re-interred at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. “Like most of the witnesses, John Curry … Read More

Are You Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

Andrea JoinesIreland


Saint Patrick’s Day is often associated with overindulgence and festive celebrations. With a cry of “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!” people flood local pubs and drink Guinness and green beer, eat corned beef and cabbage, watch parades and dye rivers green. These customs are quite different from historical celebrations of this holy day and the antithesis of one of … Read More

Cardinal Dolan summarizes Tekton Ministries’ mission and vision at Our Lady of Knock during his Ireland Pilgrimage

Richard SontagIreland, New Evangelization

Cardinal Dolan posted to his blog: “This comes to you from the Shrine of Knock, in Ireland, on a pilgrimage with 150 others from the archdiocese and elsewhere.  It was here, on August 23, 1879, that our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and the “Lamb of God” appeared to dozens of stunned, silent, awestruck parishioners of this … Read More

Annual pilgrimage up Ireland’s Croagh Patrick mountain cancelled for first time in recent history due to treacherous weather

Richard SontagIreland

(Catholic Herald) Ireland’s most celebrated annual pilgrimage, the Reek Sunday ascent of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, was cancelled because of severe weather on Sunday. Local residents could not remember the pilgrimage ever being cancelled. Each year on the last Sunday in July, some 30,000 pilgrims ascend the rocky mountain overlooking Clew Bay in commemoration of the 40 days and … Read More