THE DOG ON APPARITION HILL
| The dog made a friend of everybody and nobody was sure who owned him. A handsome, friendly, black dog of uncertain parentage he is known amongst pilgrims as the ‘Stations of The Cross Dog' or, as legend has it, ‘Our Lady’s Dog’ because of his habitual devotion to walking with the pilgrims during the Stations and the Rosary - and resting at each station or mystery during prayer.
I never noticed him on Apparition Hill at any other time, but he was always present during the Stations of The Cross and Rosary no matter at what time they were said. This has been his habit for so many years that the locals can’t remember when he first appeared. He was also a frequent visitor during out door Mass.