Today we visited the Holy Shrine at Knock in county Mayo, a shrine associated with many claims of healing miracles, something similar to Lourdes or Fatima. It is a beautiful place, and today there was a special bi-centenary celebration for the founding of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, a teaching order of nuns, which began in France all those years ago. They now work in some 28 countries, including Ireland and the USA. The Basilica at Knock was packed with hundreds of school children and we found ourselves spending time there, which had not been our plan.
A picture i took during the celebration ceremony today.