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Irish Church confirms 1989 miraculous cure of woman at Knock shrine

The Catholic Church in Ireland has confirmed that a woman who was seriously ill with multiple sclerosis experienced a complete healing of all her symptoms at Knock shrine in September 1989.

The cure of Marion Carroll 30 years ago is the first officially recognised healing associated with Ireland’s national Marian shrine since an apparition witnessed by 15 people occurred there in August 1879.

On 1st September, the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, Francis Duffy, announced to a packed basilica that the Church had officially recognised 68-year-old Carroll’s healing.

“Without doubt, there was a healing, a cure of the illness that beset Marion for several years,” Bishop Duffy told the congregation, many of whom were taking part in the annual diocesan pilgrimage.

Carroll, her husband Jimmy, their two children and five grandchildren were in the congregation.

“I recognise that Marion was healed from her long-standing illness while on pilgrimage in this sacred place,” Bishop Duffy said. It was his predecessor, Bishop Colm O’Reilly, who administered the blessing after which Carroll experienced “something beautiful”.

Picture: Marion Carroll, whose unexplained 1989 cure has been formally recognised as a miracle at Ireland’s Marian shrine in Knock, is pictured in this 2nd September photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Marion Carroll family).

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