Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bishop Ricken to lead pilgrimage to Wisconsin Marian shrines in October

For the second year in a row, Bishop David Ricken will lead a three-day “Wisconsin Shrine Pilgrimage” to approved Marian shrines. This year’s pilgrimage — featuring stops at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill; the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse; and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion — will take place in October.

Pilgrims will depart from the Diocese of Green Bay campus, 1825 Riverside Dr., Green Bay, by motor coach at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, for Holy Hill in Hubertus. More than a half-million people from all over the world visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary each year.

Holy Hill was dedicated as a minor basilica by then Archbishop Timothy Dolan on Nov. 19, 2006. There are fewer than 60 minor basilicas in the United States.

Before Mass, celebrated at the basilica by Bishop Ricken, there will be time for praying the rosary and the sacrament of reconciliation. Following lunch, there will be a presentation about the shrine. Lunch will be served at Holy Hill and pilgrims will then have time to pray, walk the grounds and visit the gift shop prior to travel to La Crosse.
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