New Franken, Wisconsin: Virgin Mary was Here, Confirmed by Bishop

Adele Brise ran into the Virgin Mary floating above a dirt road in the woods in Oct. 1859. A church was built on the site and miraculously survived the 1871 Peshtigo Fire (Sister Adele prayed for V. Mary protection). In 2010 Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay issued a decree approving the apparitions, the only apparition site in the U.S. to receive Church approval.

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Address:
4047 Chapel Drive, New Franken, WI
Directions:
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. 13 miles northeast of Green Bay via Hwy 54, then north on Hwy 57, turn east on Rd K, past Rd P, Shrine is on left. Actual site of the apparition is enshrined in the church basement.
Hours:
Daily 8-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
920-866-2571
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Mary shrine.

Shrine Of Our Lady Of Good Help

One of three Marian shrines in Wisconsin.

[Kitty Simpson, 09/18/2014]

Sister Adele Brise's 1859 forest encounter with a floating Virgin Mary was a locally known apparition, not officially acknowledged as miraculous by the Church until 2010.


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