Friday, July 15, 2011

"Mother of God" Making Miracles Near Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

Holy Cow!  I don't know how I missed this story - but here it is - from December, 2010!  That Mother of God, she's here, she's there, she's everywhere, just like the Scarlet Pimpernel!

Virgin Mary apparitions near Green Bay shrine recognized as first in U.S.

Approval puts Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in same category as Lourdes, Guadalupe and Fatima
9:53 AM, Dec. 9, 2010

A shrine in the town of Green Bay is one of only a handful in the world — and the sole location in the United States — officially designated as a place where the Virgin Mary appeared.

David Ricken, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, announced today his official approval of the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

Ricken’s decision makes the shrine the first and only site in the United States of an approved apparition of the Virgin Mary. The designation puts it in the same category as other famous Marian apparition sites such as Lourdes, France; Guadalupe, Mexico; and Fatima, Portugal.

According to the diocese, the Virgin Mary appeared in the area to Belgian immigrant Adele Brise three times in 1859.

Brise’s account states the apparition appeared in dazzling white claiming to be the “Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners” and asking Brise to also pray for sinners and teach children about salvation. Adele’s father built a chapel at the site of the apparitions soon after. The current chapel, which is the fourth one built in the location, was dedicated on July 12, 1942.

Now, a local family says the Virgin may have cured their young son of leukemia after they visited the shrine and little Joe asked to be made better! Link.   Not sure if that link works - here is one from ABC News' Prime Time Nightline on July 13, 2011 where little Joe Anderson's miracle was discussed in the context of an examination of the now Holy Site. 

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