From Carlisle Sunday Sentinel 9/21/2014

http://cumberlink.com/news/local/day-celtic-cross/collection_f0791b52-1b22-11e4-a3d7-0019bb2963f4.html The celtic cross above Brigadier General William Thompson’s gave site in the Old Graveyard, Carlisle. Object: Celtic cross What it represents: Cumberland County settlement by Scots-Irish immigrants around 1730 CARLISLE — The Celtic cross — a cross over a circle — has deep roots in Ireland and is prominently displayed on Brigadier Gen. William Thompson’s grave at the Old Graveyard in Carlisle. The cross, which is believed to have been created by St. Patrick, has been dated as far back as 5000 BC. Thompson was born in Ireland in 1736 and emigrated to Pennsylvania. During the French and Indian … Continue reading

Our Lady of Knock-a brief account

A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF KNOCK, QUEEN OF IRELAND From Catholic Traditions.org. On the evening of August 21, 1879 Mary McLoughlin, the housekeeper to the parish priest of Knock, County Mayo, ireland, was astonished to see the outside south wall of the church bathed in a mysterious light; there were three figures standing in front of the wall, which she mistook for replacements of the stone figures destroyed in a storm. She rushed through the rain to her friend Margaret Byrne’s house. After a half hour Mary decided to leave and Margaret’s sister Mary agreed … Continue reading

Our Lady of Knock Mass

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, made her appearance at the rear gable of a humble Catholic Church in Knock Ireland on August 21, 1879, but she was not alone. As a gentle Irish rain fell on the muddy fields and as the farmers were returning from a long day of work in the field, Mary appeared with a bright light surrounding her and the rest of the apparition. Mary was joined by St. Joseph on her right, and St. John, the Evangelist on her left. Further to her left was an altar and upon that altar was a … Continue reading

Feast of Our Lady of Knock Mass

Title: Feast of Our Lady of Knock MassLocation: Saint . Eleanor Regina Chapel GardnersLink out: Click hereDescription: AOH Cumberland 2 Mass celebrating Our Lady of KnockStart Time: 11:30Date: 2014-08-17 … Continue reading