Move Over Lourdes . . . Bishop Declares Marian Apparition Site in Wisconsin

by Jack Fowler


The Green Bay Press Gazette reports:

David Ricken, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, on Wednesday announced his official approval of the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

Ricken’s decision makes the shrine the first and only site in the United States of an approved apparition of the Virgin Mary. The designation puts it in the same category as other famous Marian apparition sites such as Lourdes, France; Guadalupe, Mexico; and Fatima, Portugal.

According to the diocese, the Virgin Mary appeared in the area to Belgian immigrant Adele Brise three times in 1859.