700-plus participants for Walk to Mary

More than 700 people are expected to participate in the second annual Walk to Mary pilgrimage on Saturday.

The event, which supports Catholic education for children, will start at the National Shrine of St. Joseph at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere and follow a 21-mile route to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

Registration closed earlier this week.

“Participating in this pilgrimage is a wonderful way to engage the entire family, and especially our young people,” Bishop David Ricken of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, said in a news release.

The registered participants hail from several states as well as Spain.

The pilgrimage starts at St. Norbert Abbey with a prayer service and send-off blessing at 7 a.m. The walk will start at about 7:20 a.m.
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