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Attendance surges at Wisconsin Marian shrine

Catholic World News - July 07, 2011

The number of pilgrims visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin has increased nearly tenfold since Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay officially approved the Marian apparitions that took place there in 1859.

“The turnout has been incredible,” the bishop said. “It's been a wonderful gift to the diocese. So many people are coming, and there are all kinds of reports of answered prayers and healings continuing.”

“I think the biggest challenge is going to be keeping up with whatever the Blessed Mother does,” he added. “However she chooses to use this place, we are going to be running to catch up most of the time. But what a pleasant problem to have.”

The bishop has appointed two priests of the Kentucky-based Fathers of Mercy--an institute that emphasizes its fidelity to the Church’s Magisterium--as chaplains to minister to the pilgrims.

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