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Where We End

//Where We End
Where We End2019-01-16T11:00:36-06:00

We walk to Mary.

The Walk to Mary ends at the place Mary’s message and mission began: the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. It’s the only Church-approved Marian apparition site in the United States of America and a popular international pilgrimage destination.

She will be waiting to revive us.

She will be waiting to revive us.

About Champion Shrine 
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The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is located in the quiet, peaceful, humble farming community of Champion, WI where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1859 to Adele Brise, a young Belgian immigrant.  According to Adele Brise, Mary stated, “I am the Queen of Heaven…Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. …Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do.  Go and fear nothing. I will help you.”

Adele dutifully followed Our Lady’s instructions to teach the children and catechize, traveling by foot throughout a 50-mile radius of the area that now serves as the Shrine’s main grounds, in the wild and then heavily forested country of Northeast Wisconsin.  Eventually, Adele’s father built a chapel on the site and Adele started a school and a community of women to teach in it. The actual apparition site is on the grounds where the fourth and current chapel is located with a Shrine to Mary in the Chapel’s lower level.  The Chapel was dedicated on July 12, 1942. Adele Brise is buried near the Apparition oratory site.

 
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Walk to Mary MAY 2, 2020

Walk to Mary
MAY 2, 2020

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