Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Abp. Naumann of KC pilgrimage to Guadalupe Shine and Good Help Shrine with 33 seminarians

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — To a lot of people, a pilgrimage to Green Bay can only mean one thing. That would be to tread the “Frozen Tundra” of Lambeau Field and reverently remember the 1967 NFL championship “Ice Bowl” game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. But why settle for a distant second- best, anyway?

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, two priests and 33 seminarians took a far better pilgrimage from Aug. 7 to 10, visiting two cathedrals, the beautiful Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Hope near Green Bay — the only approved Marian apparition site in the United States.

This was the fifth time that Archbishop Naumann has taken archdiocesan seminarians on a pilgrimage. Father Scott Wallisch, the archdiocesan vocations director, went on the first in 2009 when he was a transitional deacon and was on this pilgrimage, too.

The tenor of road trips for most college-age men is more raucous than reverent, but in this case the agenda was good times, good friends and good spirituality.

“As with any pilgrimage, [the purpose] was to deepen everyone’s faith,” said Father Wallisch, “and to build fraternity among the seminarians.”
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