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Irish Saints in August
« on: August 05, 2015, 01:50:06 PM »
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  • From the Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae website is a description of Irish saints who are commemorated in August, such as Saints Aiden, Fiacre, Andrew, as well as a few somewhat obscure saints, including St. Attracta, whom is listed last in the article:

    http://omniumsanctorumhiberniae.blogspot.com/

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    « Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 03:49:07 PM »
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  • Our Lady of Knock

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    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)


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    « Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 04:53:34 PM »
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  • I was taught by Mother Attracta, but knew nothing about the saint. Thank you!

    Happy feast day of Our Lady of the Snows.

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    « Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 10:11:00 AM »
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  • Quote from: Viva Cristo Rey
    Our Lady of Knock

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    Thanks Viva for the reminder that the feast day for Our Lady of Knock is this month. If you know of any good websites about Our Lady of Knock, please feel free to post it.

    To Nadir: there's more info about St. Attracta on this same website, from two years ago:

    http://omniumsanctorumhiberniae.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/saint-attracta-of-killaraght-august-11.html

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    « Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 02:42:38 AM »
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  • This thread on Knock has a very strange and lengthy link, but cassini put up a pretty unique interpretation:

    Our Lady Knock (Ireland), August 21, 2013
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    « Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 02:37:30 PM »
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  • The Message of Our Lady of Knock:
    The Silence Veils a Secret

    Gregory Johnson
    One rainy night on the 21st of August 1879, from around 7:15 to 9:30 in a small village of no more than a dozen homes, Our Lady made a unique, silent public appearance that has become known to the world as the apparition of Our Lady of Knock.

    The village of Knock (which means ‘hill’ in Irish) lies in the northwest quadrant of Ireland, about 28 miles east of Croagh-Patrick, and this prophetic mountain can be seen to the west on the road north from Claremorris to Knock. (1) The pilgrimages to the shrine in the little village have steadily grown since that day, and it presently receives 1.5 million visitors a year. In 1932, Pius XI declared Our Lady of Knock to be “Queen of Heaven and of Ireland” at the closing of the Eucharistic Congress. (2) It is considered to be one of the prominent Marian Shrines of the world.


    Our Lady of Knock

    I say Our Lady made a “public appearance” because, unlike other recent apparitions of Our Lady - La Salette, Lourdes, Fatima - where she appears and communicates to only one or a few seers (always youths and never members of the clergy), in this apparition she appeared to all present but remained silent. Everyone at or near the south gabled wall of the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist saw the apparition.

    The only member of the clergy in the village, the pastor Archdeacon Cavanagh, could also have seen the apparition if he had simply stepped outside. His housekeeper went to tell him about it, but apparently there was some miscommunication and, as a result, once again, the clergy did not receive the gift of seeing an apparition of Our Lady.

    Shortly after the apparition, an official commission of investigation was set by the Archbishop, and it recorded the testimony of 15 witnesses: men, women and children, ranging in ages from 5 to 75. At the inquiry, the commission found that, “the testimony of all, taken as a whole, was trustworthy and satisfactory.” (3). Many years later, in 1936, a second commission confirmed the verdict of the first.

    Mary Byrne, a primary witness of the apparition at Knock, was 86 at the time of the second commission and spoke to the commission from her bed since she was too sick to leave. She concluded her testimony with these words, “I am clear about everything I have said and I make this statement knowing I am going before my God.” Six weeks later she died. (4)

    There were others who saw the apparition (my readings suggest somewhere between 25 and 29 people), whose reports were not officially recorded to avoid redundancy.


    A depiction of the apparition from an old holycard

    Below is the testimony of Judith Campbell, one of the 15 official witnesses of the apparition. It is short and concise:
    I live at Knock; I remember the evening and night of the 21st August last.

    Mary Byrne called at my house about eight o’clock on that evening, and asked me to come and see the great sight at the chapel.

    I ran up with her to the place, and I saw outside the chapel, at the gable of the sacristy facing the south, three figures representing St. Joseph, St. John and the Blessed Virgin Mary; also an altar, and the likeness of a lamb on it, with a cross at the back of the lamb.

    I saw a most beautiful crown on the brow or head of the Blessed Virgin. Our Lady was in the centre of the group, a small height above the other two; St. Joseph to her right, and bent towards the Virgin; St. John, as we were led to call the third figure, was to the left of the Virgin, and in his left hand he held a book; his right hand was raised with the first and second fingers closed, and the forefinger and middle finger extended as if he were teaching.

    The night came on, and it was very wet and dark.

    There was a beautiful light shining around the figures or likenesses that we saw.

    I went within a foot of them; none of us spoke to them; we believed they were St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, because some years ago, statues of St. Joseph and the Evangelist were in the chapel at Knock.

    All the figures were in white or in a robe of silver-like whiteness; St. John wore a small mitre.
    Everything within the sphere of the image remained completely dry including the grass and part of the church wall.

    The deliberate silence

    The apparition was completely silent. The only sounds heard that night were those of the wind and the ever-increasing rain, which eventually became a downpour. But we know that the actions of Divine Providence must always have an ordered purpose. As Fr. William J. Smith said, “There was no message of any kind given, no word was uttered by any of the three celestial visitors. Yet the apparition must have a meaning, an extraordinary, deep and divine significance” (5)

    Consequently, no one should think that the silence of the apparition is an oversight of Our Lady. With certainty, we can affirm that Our Lady willed that this apparition should remain completely silent and that this silence serves a purpose. What is that purpose?

    We know that all of the recent apparitions of Our Lady, both before and after Knock, contained secrets:
    La Salette (1846) contained secrets such as ‘Rome will become the seat of the Antichrist” that could be revealed in 1858;

    Lourdes (1858) had 3 secrets that were for Bernadette alone and were never revealed;

    Fatima (1917) included 3 secrets: 2 were soon revealed, and the third was to be revealed in the event of Lucia’s death or by 1960. John XXIII refused to reveal the secret in 1960. Later in 2000, a bogus secret was revealed by Cardinals Bertone and Ratzinger on behalf of John Paul II, but it did not find great acceptance among the faithful. They still await the release of the authentic warning of Our Lady to the world.

    Pilgrims in the 1880s flocking to the apparition site outside the old chapel at Knock

    Now, since every recent apparition of Our Lady contained a secret, one is induced to ask whether or not there would be a secret at Knock. Perhaps it should even be expected.

    So, I ask, shouldn’t this deliberate silence willed by Our Lady at Knock be seen as some form of secret? A secret that harmonizes with the secrets of La Salette, Lourdes, and Fatima? Isn’t it reasonable to affirm this?

    Shouldn’t one ask if the silence acted as a sort of veil or shroud, concealing a profound message? I believe this is the deep-seated purpose of the silence and suggest to speculate upon what that secret would be using the evidence that we have at hand.

    One closing note: I do not agree with those who say that the silence itself is the message. The message of Our Lady of Knock is not to promote silence.

    Those who try to present this silence as the main message that Our Lady wished to convey are promoting a passivity that pressures the faithful to remain inactive and just pray in face of the grave crises in the Church and society we face today. To keep silent before the onslaughts of an evil world and a corrupt Hierarchy is to suppress the Catholic militant spirit.

    As will be shown in future articles, I believe that the message of Knock is the opposite of a lifestyle of “peace” where “all my cares and troubles cease,”(6) a phrase from the chorus of the popular Lady of Knock song that has effectively become the modern day theme song of Our Lady of Knock.

    Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.

    Continued

    “We have a view of the celebrated Croagh-Patrick from the road to Knock…” Tom Neary, Custodians of Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, Ireland, I Saw Our Lady, 1st ed. 1977, 5th ed. 1995. p. 24.Footnote 1
    William J. Smith, The Mystery of Knock, Our Lady in Ireland, NY: Paulist Press, 1954, p. 20
    Ibid, p. 21
    See here
    W.J. Smith, The Mystery of Knock, p. 16
    Chorus of Lady of Knock lyrics by James Kilbane: ”Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares and troubles cease, as I kneel with love before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of Peace”. Official Catholic website of Our Lady of Knock


    Posted August 20, 2014
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    Related Topics of Interest
    The Importance of the Morning Offering
    St. Patrick, Apostle of a People
    Our Lady of Fatima and her Secret Message
    Counter-Revolution from the Fatima Perspective
    A Last Vision of St. Patrick
    The Fiery Prayer for the Apostles of the Latter Times
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    « Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 04:11:44 PM »
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  • The silence of Knock is an irresistible riddle. It can't remain an enigma forever!

    At the risk of turning this into a dedicated Knock thread, I have just one thing I'd like to add. On August 21, 2017, there will be the first total eclipse in the USA in almost 40 years, going from Oregon to South Carolina. 33 days after that there is the much discussed (admittedly by the Protestant fringe) realization of a (possible) astronomic vision of Revelation 12 "Woman with Child" sign.

    August 21 is also the day that the Novus Ordo (Pope Paul VI) moved St. Pius X's feast to. It's only the day after his death so, it makes some sense... more sense than many of Paul VI's, ahem, "other" decisions anyway.
    Fortuna finem habet.

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    « Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 05:53:58 PM »
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  • Irish Saints of August
    Irish Saints in August (Magdalen Rock)

    August 1
    Saint Pellegrino delle Alpi di Garfagnana
    Saint Nathi of Cuil Saccaile

    August 2
    Saint Comgan the Culdee
    Saint Feichin the Priest

    August 3
    Saint Trea of Ardtrea
    Saint Deirbhile of Erris

    August 4
    Saint Molua of Clonfert-Molua
    Saint Midnat of Killucan
    Saint Berchán of Cluain Sosta

    August 5
    Saint Abel of Belgium

    August 6
    Saint Mochua of Clondalkin

    August 7
    Saint Cronan of Moville
    Saint Molocca of Tullyallen

    August 8
    Saint Daire
    Saint Curcach of Cloonlogher

    August 9
    Saint Nathy of Achonry
    Saint Barrán
    The Four Sons of Ercan

    August 10
    Saint Cuimmin of Drumbo

    August 11
    Saint Attracta of Killaraght
    Saint Lelia of Killeely
    Saint Liadhain of Killeen

    August 12
    Saint Ségéne of Iona

    August 13
    Saint Brigid of Cluain-diolama
    Saint Molacca, Son of Cairthenn

    August 14
    Saint Fachtna of Ross
    Saint Echlech, Cuimmein and Coemhan

    August 15
    The Daughters of Carpre
    Saint Saran

    August 16
    Saint Lughan
    Saint Conan

    August 17
    Saint Eóin MacCarlain
    Saint Ernan of Tory Island
    Saint Iero of Egmond

    August 18
    Saint Daigh of Iniskeen
    Saint Ernin Mac Creisin

    August 19
    Saint Mochta of Louth
    Saint Enan of Drumrath
    Saint Solon

    August 20
    Saint Lassar of Cill Arcalgach
    Saint Brigid of Fiesole

    August 21
    Saint Senach of Clonard
    Saint Celba of Kilbeg

    August 22
    Saint Andrew of Fiesole (Stokes)
    Saint Andrew of Fiesole (O'Hanlon)
    Saint Beoghna of Bangor
    Saint Gunifort of Pavia

    August 23
    Saint Eugene of Ardstraw (IER)
    Saint Eugene of Ardstraw (O'Hanlon)
    The Seven Bishops of Aelmagh

    August 24
    Sen Patrick
    Saint Abban

    August 25
    Saint Sillan of Moville
    Saint Broccan of Maighin

    August 26
    Saint Aireid of Ardrinnigh
    Saint Comgall Ua Sarain

    August 27
    Blessed Maelbrigid of Armagh
    Saint Auxilius of Killashee

    August 28
    Saint Feidhlimidh of Munster

    August 29
    Saint Winoc of Rath-Espuic-Innic

    August 30
    Saint Fiachre of Brieul
    Saint Cronan of Cluain-an-dobhair
    Saint Loarn of Achadh-Mor

    August 31
    Saint Sessan of Ath-omna
    Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)


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    « Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 01:55:20 AM »
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  • In Nomine Pater!

    Thanks for that. Now for the rest of the year...
    Fortuna finem habet.

     

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