Our Lady of Champion chose to appear to a young Belgium woman among rural forests and humble farmland in Northeast Wisconsin. Since Our Lady’s apparition in 1859, the Shrine’s grounds have remained nestled among rural farmland and continues to be a humble place of peace for all those seeking refuge within the wilderness of everyday life.
Visitors going on pilgrimage to Champion Shrine can experience not only the spiritual presence of Our Lord and His Mother, but also see, hear, smell, and explore the humble grounds that Adele Brise may have witnessed in 1859.
The Shrine, located in Wisconsin, sees all four seasons – from warm summers to brisk winters. Depending on the season and the intention of the pilgrim, visitors can expect to spend anywhere from one hour to a full weekend at the Shrine.
Within the time spent at this sacred space, visitors can expect daily Shrine activities, including Confession, Mass, Adoration, and time for devotions such as the rosary and divine mercy chaplet. In addition to daily spiritual opportunities, the Shrine consistently holds events that pilgrims can plan their visit around as well.
All are welcome on these sacred grounds.