GREEN BAY, Wis. (EWTN News) — Attendance is booming at a Wisconsin shrine at the site of the only approved Marian apparition in the United States.
On Dec. 8, 2010, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay decreed that the Virgin Mary had appeared to a young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, three times in October of 1859.
After that, shrine caretaker Karen Tipps said, “the phone was ringing off the hook.”
“Right from Dec. 8 on, we never had a slow time this winter,” she told the Green Bay Press Gazette.
People have come from as far away as Texas, New Orleans and the south Pacific island of Tahiti to pray at the chapel, located 17 miles northeast...READ MORE