The apparition of Mary that appeared on the gabled wall of a humble church in Knock, Co Mayo has become a symbol of hope to many.
The Irish people are known for their devotion to Mary, our Blessed Mother. The Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley is hosting a free program on Wed. August 10th at 7.00pm about Our Lady of Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland and Father Patrick Peyton, founder of the “Family Rosary Crusade”
Patty Foley has researched and will present information on the Shrine at Knock, where, in 1879, 15 persons from the village witnessed an apparition of Mary on the gable wall of the parish church. Mrs. Foley will also discuss Father Peyton, an Irish priest from County Mayo, who emigrated to Scranton, PA and eventually entered the priesthood. After a scare with TB, he became a fervent believer in praying to the Blessed Virgin Mother and started devotions to her, praying the Holy Rosary and encouraging families to do the same. Fr. Peyton coined the phrase “The family that prays together, stays together.”
Come to the ICCMV on August 10th to learn more about Ireland’s Knock Shrine to the Blessed Mother, and Father Patrick Peyton, crusader of the Holy Rosary. Please sign up via Eventbrite.com or call 315-827-4291. There is no charge to attend.