Champion Shrine to Welcome Hundreds of Journalists for Catholic Media Conference

(Champion, Wis.) – Members of the Catholic Press Association will soon “touchdown in Titletown” for the Catholic Media Conference, June 12-15, 2018. This is the first time the Conference will be held in Green Bay, and the first time many of the religious media attending will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Conference attendees will be at the Shrine on Wednesday, June 13.

The Shrine is the only Church-approved Marian apparition in the United States. The Blessed Mother appeared to Adele Brise, a young Belgian immigrant, at the site over 150 years ago. Today, the Shrine welcomes thousands of visitors a year for prayer, reflection and traditional Catholic Masses and events.

While visiting Champion Shrine, conference attendees will:
  • Attend Mass in the Chapel. 
  • Get a Taste of Wisconsin – a sampling of local wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres from Northeast Wisconsin. 
  • Participate in Shrine Rosary Walk – In 1871, the Midwest was engulfed in flames with the great Chicago Fire and Peshtigo Fire. Area residents fled to the Shrine for protection and prayed the rosary around the Shrine property through the night. The Shrine was unharmed by the fire and today the “Shrine Rosary Walk” traces the path the residents prayed along. 
  • Learn about the Shrine’s history in the Welcome Center. 
  • Visit the oratory – where Adele Brise saw the Queen of Heaven. 
“We are happy to welcome the Catholic Press Association to Green Bay and Champion Shrine,” says Corrie Campbell, Events and Communications Coordinator for the Shrine. “The Shrine receives wonderful coverage from Association members and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with members in the future.”

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