Antique Irish Knock Medal - Pilgrim Medallion - Silver Knock shrine medal - lady of knock pray for us - Knock silver medal - RM112
Highly unusual silver medal from the Irish shrine of our in Knock county Mayo. The front shows the apparition of Our Lady in 1879 along with St Joseph and St John the Evangelist. On the rear are the words Lady of Knock pray for us. It is a very Art Deco style so we put the age at around 1920.
The vision at Knock........
The witnesses clearly saw the Blessed Virgin Mary dressed in white robes, her hands and eyes turned towards heaven in prayer. On her head was a gold crown and where the crown fitted the brow, a single golden rose. On her right, bowed respectfully towards her, was St. Joseph. He appeared older, his beard and hair were grey and, like Our Lady, he was barefoot.
To Our Lady’s left stood John the Evangelist vested as a bishop, wearing a small mitre. He held an open book in his left hand and in its pages the lines and letters could clearly be seen. He appeared to be preaching but no voice was heard. He stood so that his back was neither turned to the Virgin or to the Lamb that stood upon a simple plain altar. Behind the Lamb was a Cross. The witnesses watched and prayed for over 2 hours and though they were wet, they noticed that no rain fell on upon the Apparition or on the gable.
The prayer to our Lady of Knock......
"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
divine Son, remembering His promise,
“Ask and you 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, lonely or depressed.
Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in
the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in
the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now and at
the end of my death. Amen"
The medallion is in very good condition for its age, still very crisp in the rendition of the visitation, it is 19mm or 3/4" high and 17mm or 5/8' wide.
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