On Sunday 28th May Bishop Martin made his Pastoral Visit to our parish. He also presented Mary Maguire with the Benemerenti award.
It is a medal and an accompanying scroll that is awarded by the Pope to people who have given great service to the church.
It was originally introduced at the end of the 1700’s by Pope Pius VI. The award consists of a medal and a scroll. The latest edition of the medal was designed by Pope Paul VI in 1960’s, 70s.
The medal hangs on a ribbon, yellow and white, the Papal colours. The scroll translates to Francis, Supreme Pontiff, Has seen fit to bestow A medal for excellence For anyone who is exceedingly well deserving in Christian matters On Mary Maguire Dated: 18th January 2023. As a Parish we once again congratulate Mary and thank her for all she has done for Knockninny Parish.