More than 1,100 people attend Walk to Mary pilgrimage

More than 1,100 people made an annual walking pilgrimage in Brown County Saturday.

The group started at St. Norbert College in De Pere and walked 21 miles to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion as part of the annual Walk to Mary event.

The pilgrimage supports catholic education for youth and is organized by the Green Bay Area Catholic Education System, Diocese of Green Bay and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

“Well it’s all about the blessed Mother, you know May is the month of Mary and most of these people if you would talk to an individual they all have their own personal intentions of why they’re doing this,” said Pat Deprey, event director.

It wasn’t just local people making the pilgrimage, people from around the country and world attended.
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