Launch of New Creation Walk: Saturday, May 25th 2024

Launch of new ‘Creation Walk’ at Knock Shrine


Saturday, May 25th in the Prayer Centre

10.30am to 3.30pm




This new walk has been inspired by Brian Grogan SJ’s new book ‘Creation walk – the story of a small blue planet.The waymarked pathways are signposted by 30 markers along the route, encouraging us to pause and prayerfully reflect on God’s Creation. On Saturday, May 25th, we will officially launch the walk, along with Brian’s book in the Prayer Centre.


Guest speakers will be Brian Grogan SJ and Dr Niamh Brennan.

Brian Grogan SJ is a former President of Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, and is Emeritus Associate Professor of Spirituality. A best-selling author, other titles published with Messenger Publications include ‘Finding God in a leaf’ and ‘ I am infinitely loved’. Brian is co-founder of the Prayer Centre at Knock Shrine.

Niamh Brennan, PhD, School of Religion (Trinity College, Dublin); MA Culture & Spirituality (Holy Names, Ca.); MA International Development (KDSC) is a writer and educator. For the past ten years she has been engaged in research and teaching in the area of eco-cosmology and the environmental humanities. Her research focuses on what is arguably the most critical issue of our time, the ecological crisis, whose effects are growing in our daily lives and raising concerns about the future of all life.


The Creation Walk begins at Knock Museum car park and meanders through the natural woodland pathways along the grounds at Knock Shrine. These pathways,  that have previously been inaccessible to pilgrims and visitors, offer a quiet space in which to take time to appreciate nature, to listen to birdsong and to take time for personal reflection.


Programme For The Day


10.30am: Welcome and Refreshments

11am to 1pm: Addresses by Guest Speakers and official launch

2.30pm: Explore the new Creation Walk