Thursday 21 August 1879 at 8pm Status devotion approved by Archbishop Gilmartin,
diocese of Tuam, Ireland in 1936 Description Our Lady, Saint Joseph and Saint
John the Evangelist appeared in a blaze of light at the south gable of Saint John
the Baptist Church, Knock, County Mayo, Ireland. They appeared to float about
two feet above the ground, and each would occassionally move toward the visionaries,
and then away from them. The Blessed Virgin Mary was clothed in white robes with
a brilliant crown on her head. Where the crown fitted to her brow, she wore a
beautiful full-bloom golden rose. She was praying with her eyes and hands raised
towards Heaven. Saint Joseph wore white robes, stood on Our Lady's right, and
was turned towards her in an attitude of respect. Saint John was dressed in white
vestment, stood was on Mary's left, and resembled a bishop, with a small mitre.
He appeared to be preaching and he held an open book in his left hand. Behind
them and a little to the left of Saint John was a plain altar on which was a cross
and a lamb with adoring angels. The apparition was witnessed by fifteen people.
Miraculous healings reported soon after the area, and it is now a major pilgrimage
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