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.

Faith Renewal Events Spring/Summer 2023

A Listening Heart is a Ministry to Priest’s programme presented by Knock Shrine. We understand the demands, pressures and challenges of current pastoral life. We offer space, time and a listening ear to the busy priest. You are welcome for a week, a day or a few hours to find time away to rest, reflect and recover your energy.

As part of the Vincentian Ministry to Priests at Knock, we are available for reconciliation, spiritual direction or a simple chat. If you would like any further information, contact us at


Upcoming Retreats

The Knock Shrine / Listening Heart Ministry to Priests Programme

Summer Retreat for Clergy

Taking place at St. Mary’s Knock
A quiet space in the heart of Knock

Sunday Evening July 2nd – to Lunchtime Thursday July 6th  2023

Conducted by Fr. Eric Lozada SDB, International Leader of the Jesus Caritas Fraternity

Booking at

Phone (094)  9388156

Jesuit Week will take place from  23-30 July, 2023


The theme for this year is ‘Nourishment for a Hungry Heart’


You are invited to participate in all the events this week, or to drop in for any session. The Week can serve as a Retreat for those who wish.

‘Come away and rest awhile’ was Jesus’ call to his over-burdened disciples (Mark 6:31) and today he invites us to take what space we can from our busy lives, so that our souls can catch up.  The Week will be a faith-fest, in which we can strengthen our confidence in our Christian calling in these demanding times. It will give an opportunity to listen to ‘the still small voice’ and experience healing and growth. By attending to the divine love-story at work in ourselves and our world, despite all obstacles, we will fall more deeply in love with God who loves us and is the origin of all that is good. A God of surprises awaits us!

Spiritual Direction will be available for those who wish, including retreatants. Daily sign-up. There is no charge for any event: donations welcome.

The Week will be led by an Ignatian Group, who will work as a Team, all of whom are qualified in Pastoral Ministry; female and male, younger and older, lay and Religious.


Schedule For The Week:

Sessions will be held in the Taize Room (in the Prayer Centre near the Book Shop) unless otherwise indicated, and will be live-streamed, as will the Eucharists in the Basilica.

Sun July 23: 19.30 –20.00 Opening Talk

Mon–Fri July 24–28

09.45: Morning Prayer (Taize Room)

10.00 – 10.30: Presentation of the day’s Theme (Taize Room)

11.15—11.45: Small Group Facilitation on the Theme (Group Rooms in Prayer Centre)

12.00 Eucharist in Basilica, with a short Reflection after the Gospel on how the Eucharist catches up the day’s Theme

16.00—16.20 Guided Prayer (live-streamed) (Taize Room)

17.20–17.50: Facilitated Sharing on Ignatian Insights on the day’s Theme (Taize Room)

20.40 – 21.00 Guided Evening Prayer for those who wish (Apparition Chapel)

Sat July 29: CLOSE OF THE WEEK with Morning Prayer, Presentation, Facilitation/Review, and Eucharist.



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