National Novena Programme 2023


The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock from 14th – 22 August, offers you the opportunity to step away from everyday life and immerse yourself in prayer in the beautiful, peaceful grounds of Knock Shrine.


Over the course of the nine-day Novena, we will hear from guest speakers each day who will offer insights on a variety of topics, from personal faith stories, to how we are responding to a changing world. You are invited to take this time to reflect and explore within yourself on how to embrace the challenges we face in our faith.
Our theme for this year is ‘Caring for Creation.’


Daily Programme

Download the Novena Programme: Knock Novena Brochure 2023 here


Ceremonies: 3pm & 8pm with Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm daily throughout the Novena.
(Knock Basilica)

Workshops: 12 noon

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 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.


Family Day – Sunday 20 August

11am – 3pm

Family Day is a lovely opportunity for families to get together and enjoy a fun day out at Knock Shrine.

All events and activities are free of charge and will take place on the beautiful grounds of Knock Shrine, near the award-winning Knock Museum and Cafe le Cheile.

There will be a range of outdoor activities taking place on the green (weather permitting) and marquees with indoor workshops, games and more.




View the full programme for the Novena including details of Guest Homilist’s and Speakers here.