An Athlone woman who was cured with no medical explanation says she is delighted that the miracle has been recognised by the church.
In 1989 Marion Carroll was confined to a stretcher by a debilitating form of MS that caused a series of medical problems.
When the devout Catholic went on pilgrimage to Knock shrine she was placed under the statue of the Virgin Mary in the Basilica and received Holy Communion.
Later that day she was able to walk and had no medical issues.
The Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Francis Duffy, confirmed on Sunday that the healing of Marion Carroll ‘defies medical explanation.’
The Shannonside women told the Joe Finnegan show she is delighted the healing has been recognised by the church and sees it as a gift to the Irish people.