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Where We Start

//Where We Start
Where We Start2019-04-07T07:35:09-06:00

We start with Joseph.

7AM Start.

Displayed within the National Shrine is a crowned statue of St. Joseph, holding the crowned Infant.  As the adoptive father of Jesus, a carpenter and a patron saint of families, children and laborers, St. Joseph is honored for his role as a protector, guardian and worker.  As such, he stands as an extraordinary example of faith.

Parking at Humana

Parking for the start of the pilgrimage at Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College Campus is at Humana’s Office Complex:
1100 Employers Blvd. De Pere, WI  54115.  Shuttle buses run from 5:30am – 6:45am.

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About St. Joseph, De Pere WI

The National Shrine of St. Joseph is located in the oratory of Old St. Joseph Church on the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, WI. The Shrine of St. Joseph and perpetual novena was originally established on this site in 1888.

French-Canadian Catholics came to the De Pere, WI area in the mid-19th century to work in the lumber mills. In 1870, a parish, named in honor of St. Joseph, was established to serve them. In 1888, Fr. Joseph Durin, a missionary of the Sacred Heart, became the ninth pastor. He brought with him a strong personal devotion to St. Joseph, which he fostered within the parish and in the diocese.

Find out more about our starting at the National Shrine of St. Joseph at Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, WI,

Who are the Norbertines?

Norbertines are Canons Regular whose tradition attempts to balance contemplation and action.  While involved in a variety of ministries, Norbertines share common table, common prayer and common Eucharist.

The Norbertine Fathers and Brothers have always been committed to educating young men and women. They founded several schools, locally, nationally and internationally, and through their efforts, are responsible for making a tremendous, long-lasting impact on shaping the educational landscape, particularly in the Green Bay, WI area.

St. Norbert College, the only Norbertine institution of higher education in the world, has a prominent reputation within the De Pere, WI community and beyond, and was the initial American Norbertine school to come into being.  The development of the College was followed by St. Norbert High School (which later became Abbot Pennings High School) and Central Catholic High School (which later became Prémontré High School). In subsequent years, Abbot Pennings High School and Prémontré High School, along with St. Joseph Academy, combined to form what is today Notre Dame de la Baie Academy in Green Bay, WI.

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