The hymn is a warm tribute to Knock Shrine who will make a historic pilgrimage to New York from 8th-14th May this year. The pilgrimage will be led by Fr Richard Gibbons, P.P., Rector of Knock along with a large group of parishioners, pilgrims and friend’s.
This will be a special and historically significant 7-day trip to have the remains of the youngest Knock Apparition witness, John Curry
re-interred at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York on Saturday 13th May where a special Requiem Mass will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Dolan. It is a great honour bestowed by the Archbishop of New York for Knock Shrine and for John Curry’s family to have his remains transferred to the historic centre of the Irish.
John Curry was a native of Knock, who was just five years old when he, along with fourteen others witnessed the miraculous phenomenon at the gable wall of Knock Parish Church on the 21st August 1879. As a young man, he went to New York where he remained until his death in 1943. He lived out his final years with the Little Sisters of the Poor, and is currently buried at Pine Lawn Cemetery, Long Island.
Packages are available from Joe Walsh Tours.
Find out more about the pilgrimage here.