Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, 2005

"The Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help was erected in 1861 on the site of Sister Adele's vision. It serves as a reminder that the religious education of our youth is the foundation of a Christian home; and an edifice built to honor God, to trust in the amazing and real power of prayer, and to remind God's people of the message they believe He sent through Mary to Adele Brise at that very spot in 1859." - From the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

The purpose of the pilgrimage on November 5, 2005, was to honor Jesus Christ, the King, through the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen, in reparation for the unjust laws in the world against their reign, and for the intentions of the Holy Father, Benedict XVI. The event began at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Oratory with a Sung Mass according to the Missal of 1962 at 8:45 AM.

The procession departed from Anna's House elderly home on County Road K (about 3.5 miles from Hwy 57 northeast of Green Bay).  Pilgrims drove from St. Joseph's Chapel to Anna's House and formed for the procession, which started at about 11 AM, led by three altar boys in red cassocks, two flag bearers, and two banner bearers.  Father Moreau began by leading one of fifteen decades of the Holy Rosary, some sung in Latin, along with other traditional Marian Hymns.  Pilgrims of all ages participated in the 2.5 mile walk that inspired both participants and passers-by alike. Upon arrival at the Robinsonville Chapel grounds, the Stations of the Cross were retraced.  The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help features a beautiful outdoor Grotto for Stations of the Cross.

Prayers were said at the grave of Sister Adele Brise. A simple tombstone bears the following in French: "Sacred Cross, under thy shadow I rest and hope. Sister Marie Adele Joseph Brise died July the 5th, 1896, at the age of 66 years."

Pilgrims refreshed themselves in the Shrine reception area built on the site of the original Convent/School. The pilgrimage concluded with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Shrine Chapel.

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