VIRTUAL MARY CONFERENCE WITH
- FATHER EDWARD LOONEY Marian Scholar, Our Lady of Good Help Shrine
- JEANNIE EWING Grief Recovery
- KEVIN MATTHEWS author of Broken Mary
- ANNA NUZZO International Marian singer
- MARGE FENELON How to Make a Spiritual Pilgrimage at Home
- plus more...
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
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.