This is where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in the United States. It is a humble, quiet place of refuge, noble in simplicity, located at the core of a tri-county region in the heart of agricultural country in Northeast Wisconsin. In America, The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion covers the peace-filled holy ground deemed ‘worthy of belief’ by authority of the Catholic Church, that Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared. Identifying herself as ‘The Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners,’ Mary appeared in October 1859 to a Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, on the grounds of Champion Shrine, when the town was known as Robinsonville.
In December 2010, after a period of prayerful discernment during which he reviewed years of research and investigation by expert Mariologists, The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, determined it to be ‘worthy of belief’ that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Adele Brise.
On August 15, 2016, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops declared Champion a ‘National Shrine,’ by formal decree, distinguishing ‘The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help’ as the first and only Catholic Shrine in America with a Church-approved Marian Apparition Site.
Join us on our pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on May 16th, 2020. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, Wisconsin, USA - America's First and Only Church-Approved Marian Apparition Site: Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe and Champion all are part of a select group of places worldwide where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared.
Father Edward Looney and Our Lady of Good Help.
Maureen Pratt award-winning, bestselling author.
May 16th, 2020 Itinerary
Champion Shrine grounds include a new prayer and events center, Mother of Mercy Hall, a welcome center, chapel and apparition oratory in the lower level of the oratory, outdoor rosary walk and stations of the cross, a welcome center with Shrine history, a gift shop and the original historic schoolhouse building (where Adele Brise once taught containing meeting gathering rooms and onsite cafe.)
Cost is $48 per person which includes - chartered bus, refreshments, entrance to the National Shrine and all grounds, Mass, lunch, two presentations by renowned speakers, book signing by Father Edward Looney and Maureen Pratt. Here are the book selections by Father Looney. Here are the book selections by Maureen Pratt.
|6:30am||Depart from St Juliana Church|
|9:30am||Arrival & Welcome|
|9:45am||History Talk – Father Edward Looney (Leading Expert on the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help)|
|1:00pm||Presentation - Maureen Pratt|
|2:00pm||Visit the grounds, places of prayer and gift shop|
|3:00pm||Depart From Champion, WI|
|6:30pm||Return to St. Juliana Church|