Daily Workshops during the Novena

Workshops at the Novena Village

A unique feature of this year’s Novena is the ‘Novena Village’, a special space on the grounds where you are invited to attend workshops each day at 12 noon.

The Novena Village will be located on the grounds adjacent to the Basilica.


Daily Schedule 14 – 22 August

Monday 14              Úna Nolan, Director of Sacred Music, Knock Shrine

Tuesday 15               Paula McKeown: Meditating with Mary

Wednesday 16         Paula McKeown: Meditating with Mary

Thursday 17             Ciara Murphy, Environmental Policy Advocate, Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

Friday 18                      Jane Mellett, Laudato Si Officer, Trócaire

Saturday 19             Fr Eugene Duffy, Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Sunday 20                Family Day from 11am – 3pm

Mon 21                      Jane Mellett, Laudato Si Officer, Trócaire

Tuesday 22               Fr Tony O’Riordan


Screenings of ‘The Letter’

Screenings of ‘The Letter – A Message for Our Earth’. Throughout the Novena, we will be join by the team from Trócaire who will offer daily screenings of ‘The Letter’, a powerful film which tells the story of four people from very different backgrounds and the roles they are playing to care more deeply for our common home. View the trailer here.

Daily Screenings of ‘The Letter’ will also take place at the following times.

11:00 – 11:40 The Letter (Part 1)

12:00 – 12:40 The Letter (Part 2)

1:00 – 2:30 The Letter (Full Screening; 80-min run time)

6:00 – 7:30 The Letter (Full Screening; 80-min run time)


Location: The screenings will take place in a marquee situated outside St John’s Welcome Centre. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.