Eyewitness Accounts At Knock Apparition On 21 August 1879: BYRNE, DOMINICK (Junior)
BYRNE, DOMINICK (Junior)
“I am brother of Mary Byrne, who has given evidence already; I live near the chapel of Knock. My age is twenty years.
On the occasion when my sister came about eight o’clock on the evening of the 21st August into our house, she exclaimed: ‘Come Dominick, and see the image of the Blessed Virgin, as she had appeared to us down at the chapel.’ I said: What image?” and then she told me, as she has already described it for your Reverence in her testimony; she told me all she was after seeing.
I then went with her, and by this time some ten or twelve people had been collected around the place, namely, around the ditch or wall fronting the gable, where the vision had been seen, and to the south of the schoolhouse.
Then I beheld the three likenesses or figures that have been already described, The Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph, and St. John, as my sister called the bishop, who was like one preaching, with his hand raised towards the shoulder, and the forefinger and middle finger pointedly set, the other two fingers compressed by the thumb; in his left hand hr held a book; he was so turned that he looked half towards the altar and half towards the people. The eyes of the images could be seen; they were like figures, inasmuch as they did not speak.
I was filled with wonder at the sight I saw; I was so affected that I shed tears. I continued looking on for fully an hour, and then I went away to visit Mrs. Campbell, who was in a dying state. When we returned the vision had disappeared. Source
The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)