Reposted from Spring 2007. Have a most blessed Feast of Our Lady of Knock today!
As you can see, this isn't exactly a photograph of Our Lady of Knock, however, as we read about this lovely Marian Apparition in Knock Ireland, my soon-to-be-contractor 4 year old carefully lined up his equipment at the foot of Mary. Apparently she's the "Site Manager" of his crew and was keeping a very close eye on the operations taking place in the sandbox nearby!!
It was a lovely Springlike afternoon and we read about this beautiful devotion to Our Lady as the Queen of Knock Ireland and how her image was taken during the persecutions to far-away Hungary and it shed tears of blood for 3 hours.
There is great devotion to this beautiful Lady in Ireland as well as worldwide and we were so glad to learn more about her as we have our own Irish roots!
Here is the Hail Mary in Gaelic: We'll do this for copywork into our Marian Scrapbook.
Sé do bheath' a Mhuire, atá lán de ghrásta, tá an Tiarna leat.
Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa.
A Naomh Mhuire, a mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen.
We learned much from this very beautiful Marian Site: Catholictradition.Org
We will pray this Litany to Our Lady of Knock during evening prayers this week as well!
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK, IRELAND
Eleventh Century Irish Litany of Mary
Greatest of Marys,
Greatest of Women,
Mother of Eternal Glory,
Mother of the Golden Light,
Honor of the Sky,
Temple of the Divinity,
Fountain of the Gardens,
Serence as the Moon,
Bright as the Sun,
Temple of the Living God,
Light of Nazareth,
Beauty of the World,
Queen of Life,
Ladder of Heaven,
Mother of God.
Pray for us.
I hope you will find some time to discover more about this beautiful devotion to Our Lady! May God and his Heavenly Queen bless you today and always! Mary, Queen Mother, Pray for Us!
(Photos courtesy of Catholictradition.org and Patron Saints Index)