This beautiful Our Lady of Knock Medal is a wonderful tribute to the enduring faith and resilience of the Irish. The Our Lady of Knock pendant shows her with a crown, with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist on either side of her. This Our Lady of Knock medal is sterling silver.
The Story of Our Lady of Knock began on the 21st of August, 1879 in the village of Knock located in the West of Ireland. Since early Christianity took root in Ireland the Irish have always possessed a particularly strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This devotion to Mary grew stronger during the 19th century. Ireland was experiencing bleak times of famine and religious persecution. On that rainy day in August, a vision of Mary Immaculate helped to sustain the persecuted Church in Ireland. The apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, and St. John the Evangelist appeared at Knock Parish Church. This apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. As a result of this miraculous occurrence Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland has become an internationally renowned Marian Shrine.
A prayer to "Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland"
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your Son, remembering His promise: "Ask and your shall receive, seek and you shall find." Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick or lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the holy Mass. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.