Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Green Bay is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year, but can be especially exciting during these busy holiday months. There are a number of festive holiday events happening around town, plenty of unique shopping to help you with your Christmas lists, miles of beautiful trails and shoreline to explore, and so much more. There is so much to see and do in the greater Green Bay area, and this winter is the perfect time to do it. An increasingly popular attraction that draws visitors from near and far is the famous Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Book your room at our historic Bed and Breakfast today, and come explore Green Bay with us.
Shrine Brings Visitors to Green Bay
A short journey to the north of Green Bay will take you out of the busy city and into a tranquil setting surrounded by dairy farms and fields of corn, oats and soybeans. It is here that you’ll find the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. This shrine is over 150 years old, and has consistently drawn over 3,000 visitors a year to the Green Bay area. However, this beautiful piece of history is gaining in popularity and now draws visitors from all around the world. This is in large part thanks to Bishop David Ricken of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, who approved three apparitions of the Virgin Mary at this site in 2010, thus making it a pilgrimage destination for many believers around the world. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has the distinction of being the first and only church-approved apparition in the United States.
The apparations by the Virgin Mary are said to have happened in 1859, to a young girl named Adele Brise. After the apparitions, a young Ms. Brise became aThird Order Franciscan nun, and went on to teach religious instruction to children and adults around the state of Wisconsin. She also worked to establish a Catholic school and a community of Franciscan women nearby the shrine. Other well-known sites of apparitions around the world are Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico in 1531, Lourdes, France in 1858, and Fatima, Portugal in 1917. This May, join fellow believers on the 21-mile pilgrimage, called The Walk to Mary, as they move from the National Shrine of St. Joseph to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. We encourage you to come explore this small but significant piece of Green Bay’s history, when you stay with us at our historic Bed and Breakfast.