Rick Santorum's surprise visit to the Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse

That's Leif Arvidson the director of the Shrine facing the camera

St. Maria Goretti
Since blogs post stuff like this; Santorum received Holy Communion on the tongue after genuflecting.
Shrine to the Unborn
His daughter is the young woman with him. Santorum said he went to Confession three days ago. His daughter said, "It's been about two or three weeks for me." She then proceeded to the Confessional and went to Confession with the friars.

The rest on the Guadalupe Shrine's Flickr page


  1. Knowing Santorum's strong Catholic faith, I can't say this is much of a surprize, except maybe to the secular media.

  2. I hope he will be our next president. God bless him.

  3. Maybe he will not win the primary. I will be voting for him, as he has always been the conservative choice.

    And a man of God is what we need to save this last chance for Freedom on the planet. If We loose this country to the Marxist, I am sorry, but there will never be another USA again, Anywhere. Ever!

  4. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing with all of us Santorum supporters!

  5. Pro-life Representative under attack:


    (602) 444-1212 Channel 12 phone number.

    Please call Channel 12 News and complain of their treatment of this American Hero that has the intestinal fortitude to call a spade a spade.

    The News media is bending over backwards to support baby killers any chance they get.

    The phone number for Representative Harper is:

    1700 W. Washington
    Room 301
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Phone Number: (602) 926-4178

    Fax Number: (602) 417-3154

    Email Address: jharper@azleg.gov

    Stand up against Evil. Support this good man.

    Viva Cristo Rey!


  6. Thanks for the pics. My wife has already put some on her sites. Go! Rick! Go!

    Adoration for Santorum
    Silent Souls for Santorum

  7. I'll be sending these photos to my uncle, Fr. Peter Rookey, who gave Senator Santorum a blessing two weeks ago before the Illinois primary. I showed the Senator a picture of my uncle last night in Janesville and he immediately said: "Oh, Fr. Rookey. He's a wonderful priest". I told this to Fr. Peter and he was happy to hear of it!

  8. I'll be sending these photos to my uncle, Fr. Peter Rookey, who gave Senator Santorum a blessing two weeks ago before the Illinois primary. I showed the Senator a picture of my uncle last night in Janesville and he immediately said: "Oh, Fr. Rookey. He's a wonderful priest". I told this to Fr. Peter and he was happy to hear of it!

  9. Thanks for sharing - glad to see a leader who is willing to be true to his faith.

  10. It would be nice to have such a man for a president. Unfortunately, there is so much complacency among voters for this primary. Very few are coming out to the polls to vote in this very serious election. I am afraid for this country and think that we, as Catholics, are going to be persecuted unmercifully if Obama gets in. He has done so much to antigonize the church.

  11. LoveGodAndAsHeLovedMarch 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Shook Santorum's hand at Janesville rally Tuesday night and told him I was praying the 54 day rosary novena for him.
    Please pray he will appear in Madison. Thank you and God bless you!

  12. I pray that Rick Santorum would be our next president.
    May God bless him and his family always!
    He is open about his faith, and that is so refreshing to see in this era of political correctness.

  13. It is very refreshing to see that he is open about his faith! God bless him and his family always.
    I hope Rick Santorum becomes our next president.

  14. Wonderful! Thanks so much for this glimpse into Santorum's visit.
    My friend who recently moved up to WI sent this to me via her hs group.
    I pray that WI gets the word out. I'm in ATL and we campaigned for 2 weeks before Super Tues. It was an amazing experience and so much fun!
    Now, I wish Newt would drop out! (like I always say, I like Newt - but I LOVE Santorum!)

  15. Does anyone know if Rick Santorum supports federal funding for contraception or has any plans to end it? As recently as February, he said in a television interview that, "But the issue of contraception...It's something that people have a right to do in this country. And it certainly will be safe to do so under the Santorum presidency."

  16. With God all things are possible! And, I do believe God has everything under control even though the view from here may not seem so. Rick Santorum has the right priorities in proper place. We must continue to run the race on our knees.

  17. love ya, mr. santorum

  18. DJ says:
    I, likewise, pray for Senator Santorum and voted for him in the Michigan primaries. I pray for all Americans to become informed and engaged in this years Presidential process. Without this, we are in danger of losing this great (I beleive God created) country to a "new" religion (secularism). Keep strong in your faith and let God work in our lives.

  19. God bless you Mr. Santorum! I pray God sends you His legion of Holy Angels to protect you & get people to vote for you, Christians, Catholics and even the non-Catholics - In the Name of Jesus of Nazareth! Amen!

  20. Great story! May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for him!

    One gripe, though: why does he insist on dressing like a teenager among grown-ups? Sheesh.

  21. To Anonymous who wrote: "One gripe, though:"
    complaining about his casual clothes.

    I think Sen. Santorum looks good - he's on his day off, he's not campaigning or on the Senate floor.

    You, sir or madame, would not be pleased with *anything*, unless it is your way, 100% and 24/7.

    I hope you do *not* have a spouse or children, because if you do, God help them. You're difficult, demanding and passive aggressive, based on your comment, with kudos about him, as a start-off, and then a petty complaint. Go to Jesus, and repent.

    Look at the lovely daughter he and his wife raised - and applaud him for that. We NEED more role models in our society, and those that can get along with others, without being overbearing.

  22. No, Anonymous, I won't "repent". Santorum's casual attire has grated on me for months. He dresses this way on the campaign trail all the time. It's goofy and un-presidential.

    But he's a good man nonetheless and would make a decent president. We all have our blind spots I guess. He's got my prayers and my vote and I'm thrilled to see these photos.

    That's not "passive aggressive": that's putting the man's minor flaws in perspective.

    P.S. I do have a spouse and children, and yes, I do ask them to dress appropriately. But I don't have to ask much these days. They have an intuition about it now. If we are ever so privileged as to visit the Shrine in LaCrosse - with our without the national press corp in tow - we'll be the ones in slacks and skirts. :-)

  23. Closing comments here.

    Santorum did not have any press with him as he did at three other events in the area that same day. He made it clear it was a private visit. We took the pictures getting a tip he was coming. He was on his way to a bowling alley afterwards.