Our Lady of Knock: The Power of a Mother’s Silence


Thomas Griffin (8/21/20)

Our Lady of Knock: The Power of a Mother’s Silence – Catholic Digest (8/21/18)

Excerpt: “In Knock, Ireland, the Mother of God appeared in a simple but profound way.

It was the evening of Aug. 21, 1879, when she appeared to 15 people on the wall of a parish church. Accompanying Mary was St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and a lamb. She stood in front of an altar, where the lamb rested, with her hands folded as if she was praying. The apparition lasted two hours and Mary never spoke a word. She simply stood there in front of the altar and lamb with her hands folded. This apparition may point to who Mary is and what her role is more than anything else in Scripture. Maybe even any other apparition, as well.

In her silence she said so much. Like any child knows, a mother’s silence is powerful. But why is Mary so quiet, so often? Like all questions about Mary I look to my own mom to answer the question.” – Read more by clicking the link above


Thomas Griffin teaches Apologetics in the religion department at a Catholic high school on Long Island and lives with his wife. He received a master’s degree in theology and is currently a master’s candidate in philosophy. He writes for several Catholic media outlets.


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