Marian Conference May 20-21

20may(may 20)3:00 pm21(may 21)6:00 pmMarian Conference May 20-21

Event Details

Marion Conference

May 20 3pm-7:30 pm
May 21 8 am -5:15 pm


Mary As Our Refuge

Join hundreds of pilgrims from around the world in the first-annual National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Marian Conference. Focused on Mary as our refuge, attendees will be able to develop a deeper understanding of Mary as a protector and guide, while also growing in greater intimacy with her Son, Jesus.

Emcee: Chuck Neff


Cardinal Raymond Burke

Born in 1948 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, Raymond Leo Burke attended seminary in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., and Rome, where he was ordained a priest by Pope Saint Paul VI in 1975. Ordained a bishop in 1995 by Pope Saint John Paul II, he served for almost nine years as Bishop of La Crosse, where he founded the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and over four years as Archbishop of St. Louis.

He was named a cardinal in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Burke has written and spoken widely on Roman Catholic canon law, the Holy Eucharist, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the sanctity of human life. He is a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.


Bishop David Ricken

The Most Reverend David L. Ricken was ordained in the Diocese of Pueblo, CO, in September 1980. Five years later, he became administrator of Holy Rosary Parish and diocesan vice chancellor. In 1987, Bishop Ricken received his Licentiate degree (J.C.L.) in Cannon Law from Pontifical Gregorian University and was appointed vocation director/vicar for ministry formation. Three years later, he was named diocesan chancellor. In 1996 Biship Ricken was nominated an official of the Congregation for Clergy ibn Rome.

On January 6, 2000, he was ordained to the episcopacy for the Diocese of Cheyenne at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome by his His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. During his tenure, Bishop Ricken was a founding member of Wyoming Catholic College. On July 9, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Ricken the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, and was officially installed on Aug. 28, 2008.

During his tenure as Bishop in Green Bay, he was instrumental in declaring the Authenticity of the Apparitions of 1859 at the “”Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help”” in Champion, WI, to Adele Brise. The decree was issued on Dec. 8, 2010. Bishop Ricken was the first and only diocesan bishop in the U.S. to officially approve a Marian apparition.”


Fr. Edward Looney

Father Edward Looney was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay on June 6, 2015, and currently serves as Pastor of St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and St. Peter/St. Hubert Parish, Lincoln/Rosiere, WI. Marian pilgrimage has been central to Fr. Looney’s life. During the summer of 2005, Fr. Looney, as a high school sophomore made a Marian pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (Champion, WI). This pilgrimage opened the door of his heart to discern more seriously a priestly vocation. He has visited Marian shrines across the world. Father Looney began writing books while still in seminary, first penning a children’s book called The Story of Sister Adele. Fr. Looney’s writings have been featured in the pages of Catholic Digest and Missio Immaculate in addition to the web on Catholic Exchange.




May 20, 2022 3:00 pm - May 21, 2022 6:00 pm(GMT-11:00)

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