Samstag, 11. Dezember 2010

Our Lady of Good Help - Diocese of Green Bay - Wisconsine USA

On Oct. 9, 1859, Adele Brice, a young Belgian woman said the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her at Champion in Brown County, northeast of Green Bay. She said Mary asked her to teach religion to children. Soon, her father built a chapel on the site and Adele started a school and a community of women to teach in it.

When the Peshtigo fire spread across Green Bay on Oct. 8, 1871, area residents walked around the chapel grounds all night praying the rosary and carrying a statue of Mary. Everything outside that five-acre area was burned.
Every year on Oct. 8 people reenact the procession at the Shrine. There is also a large procession and outdoor Mass on Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven.

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