TENTH WITNESS TO KNOCK VISION ANALYSED

Tenth Witness.

Testimony of Catherine Murray

- a girl of about eight years and six months, grand-daughter of Mrs. Beirne.

I am living at Knock ; I was staying at my grandmother's. I followed my aunt and uncle to the chapel ; I then saw the likeness of the Blessed Virgin Mary and that of St Joseph and St. John, as I learned from those that were around about where I was ; I saw them all for fully twenty minutes or thirty minutes.

SHE DIDN'T SEE IT UNTIL SHE WENT TO THE CHAPEL WITH THEM.

ALSO, SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT MARY AND JOSEPH LOOKED LIKE AND YET SHE HAD TO BE TOLD THAT TWO OF THE IMAGES WERE MARY AND JOSEPH.

SHE SAYS HERE SHE WAS NOT SENT TO ALERT THE OTHERS ABOUT THE VISION.  MARGARET BEIRNE SAID SHE CAME IN AND TOLD HER ABOUT THE VISION AND TO TO AND SEE IT.  HOWEVER, MARGARET ORIGINALLY SAID IT WAS HER SISTER MARY AND THIS WAS SCRIBBLED OUT.

IN THE WEEKLY NEWS, 1880, CATHERINE TOLD THE INTERVIEWER THAT SHE WENT TO THE SCHOOL HOUSE WALL AND WAS SENT FROM THERE TO FETCH OTHERS TO COME AND SEE.  A LIE?

THE WAY EVERYBODY STOOD AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE IMPLIES THAT THE VISION WAS NOT THAT CLEAR AND THAT WAS THE BEST VIEW.  ITS AN INSULT TO GOD TO SAY HE WOULD BE THAT SLAPDASH WITH HIS MIRACLES.