This is a collection of ten reflections focusing on one of the central figures of the apparition at Knock – the Lamb of God. The author uses each reflection as a spiritual exercise deepening the reader’s understanding of the Lamb as the continual giver of mercy and hope. He presents Knock as, at the same time, a Marian shrine and a shrine of the Lamb of God.Fr Lane examines the uniqueness of the shrine in helping us to cope with the contradictions and tensions in our daily lives, and to relate them to the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick that are celebrated at Knock with much faith and devotion. In the daily movement surrounding the historic gable wall, he points to many expressions of the mystery of the church. Here is a timeless book which will be invaluable as a rich source of spiritual nourishment.
About the Author
Fr Thomas Lane CM was rector of All Hallows College, Dublin, from 1970 to 1982 and director of Damascus House, London, from 1982 to 1991. His book on pastoral ministry, A Priesthood in Tune, was published by The Columba Press in 1993 and was followed by The Cry of Christians in 2000 and Priesthood: Changeless and Changing in 2005. From 1998 to 2000 he was a spiritual director at the Beda College, Rome. Since then he has been a chaplain at Knock Shrine.