Knock Shrine launches first ever prayer book

Knock Shrine launches first ever prayer book At the launch of the Knock Prayer Book, the first ever collection of prayers from the Marian Shrine, are: Fr Richard Gibbons, Rector and author; Mags Gargan, Columba Books and Archbishop Michael Neary, at Knock Shrine on Saturday.

Just in time for Pope Francis’ official visit next month, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo, has launched its first ever exclusive collection of prayers.

The beautiful Knock Prayer Book is a collection of brand new prayers composed by Fr Richard Gibbons, rector at Knock Shrine for over five years, and carefully chosen traditional prayers that are firm favourites with pilgrims.

Illustrated by stunning images capturing life at Knock Shrine, these prayers have a special affinity to Our Lady and the story of Knock, as well as to what Knock means to all the pilgrims, visitors, volunteers and parishioners that make up its story.


The Knock Prayer Book was launched on Saturday in St John’s Rest & Care Centre by Archbishop Michael Neary, who described the collection as a “thoughtful, awe-inspiring and encouraging” book in which Fr Gibbons had brought “all his pastoral experience to bear in composing the prayers”.

The Knock Prayer Book is published by Columba Books and is available in bookshops or on for €14.99.