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Did you know that we are blessed to have Marian Shrines right in our own back yard?

This summer journey with The Most Reverend David L. Ricken to prayerfully encounter these local treasures. This three-day pilgramage is sponsored by:
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Day 1: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians Hubertus, Wisconsin
Situated on 435 beautiful acres outside of Milwaukee, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, receives more than 500,000 visitors each year. Holy Hill was declared a Shrine with “Portiuncula Privilege” by Pope Leo XIII in 1903. As a result of the increasing number of pilgrims, the Discalced Carmelite Friars from Bavaria were invited to staff the Shrine in 1906. On November 19, 2006, the Shrine was elevated to the status of Basilica.

  • Board the bus at Diocese of Green Bay - lower parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and travel to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Hubertus
  • Time to pray the rosary and go to confession
  • Holy Mass in the shrine church
  • Lunch provided
  • Shrine presentation
  • Free time to pray, walk the grounds and visit the gift shop
  • Dinner at North Country Steak Buffet, La Crosse
  • Arrive for check in at Stoney Creek Inn, Onalaska

Day 2: Thursday, July 30, 2020 | Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe La Crosse, Wisconsin
Nestled amid the beautiful natural setting of southwest Wisconsin, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe serves the spiritual needs of those who suffer poverty in body and soul. It is a place of ceaseless prayer for the corporal and spiritual welfare of God’s children, especially those most in need. The shrine is faithful to the message of the Blessed Virgin Mary through her appearances on the American continent in 1531 and funded entirely by private donations.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse
  • Directed tour of the shrine church and artworks
  • Time to pray the rosary and go to confession
  • Holy Mass in the shrine church
  • Lunch provided
  • Free time to visit and pray at the many devotional areas on the shrine grounds and visit Flores Mariae Gift Shop
  • Wine tasting and dinner
  • Arrive at Stoney Creek Inn, Onalaska

Day 3: Friday, July 31, 2020 | National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help – Champion, Wisconsin
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help stands humbly, yet majestically, in a quiet and beautiful spot of rural northeast Wisconsin. Known as “The Chapel” by the local inhabitants, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is built directly over the site where Mary, the Queen of Heaven, appeared to Adele Brise, a young Belgian immigrant, in October 1859, one year after the Marian apparitions occurred at Lourdes, France. For over 150 years, the faithful have come to this hallowed site seeking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Marian apparition at the Shrine was granted official Church approval on December 8, 2010.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Board bus and travel to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion
  • Welcome lunch at the shrine
  • Shrine presentation
  • Free time (gift shop, walk the grounds to visit grottos, pray in the crypt)
  • Time to pray the rosary and go to confession
  • Holy Mass in the shrine church
  • Board bus and return to Diocese of Green Bay at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Trip Information

Cost to attend: $575. Includes all meals, accomodations, tips and taxes.

Please view our  pdf Wisconsin Shrine Pilgrimage Registration Brochure (428 KB)  for full details and registration instructions.