Support Programmes

Uplift Your Spirit. Nourish Your Soul

The Faith Renewal Programme at Knock Shrine offers a variety of day retreats, seminars and music events throughout the year.

Online Faith Renewal Events: Summer 2021

Join us online on Tuesday evenings at 8pm for  an ‘Evening Examen’, a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

The Examen will be led by our experienced prayer guides every Tuesday evening until 20th July. This series is part of the Faith Renewal summer programme of online events at Knock Shrine.


The weekly Examen will take place online on our Watch page and on the Knock Shrine Facebook page.

It is not necessary to register/ book to join. All are welcome.

The Retreat will be introduced on Sunday 25 July at 8.30pm and will end on Sunday 1st August with the morning session.

There will be three 20-minute sessions each day at the following times:

10.30 am – Retreat led by Bishop Alan Mc Guckian

4.00 pm –  Guided Meditation

8.30 pm –  Guided Examen (Review of the day)


Facilitated by:

Bishop Alan McGuckian, Bishop of Raphoe,  Pauline McKeown and Patricia Mc Carthy, Prayer Guides Co-ordinator at Knock Shrine.

Live stream daily on the Knock Shrine website and Facebook page.

View previous online Faith Renewal Events here.


Retreats and workshops

The Faith Renewal team at Knock Shrine offers a variety of events based on music, family, parish enrichment and spiritual retreats. Retreats and workshops take place throughout the year and encompass a wide range of topics from art workshops, Scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Sacred music.

These events are aimed at adults and include a series of one-day retreats and workshops to encourage prayer, deepening of faith and spiritual rejuvenation. Take timeout for yourself and join us for some days of quiet prayer, reflection and exploration. Parish groups are welcome and booking is recommended.

For bookings and further information, email or telephone 094 93 75 355