A Pilgrimage Like No Other

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.


All buildings and facilities are fully accessible. Our friendly and accommodating staff, volunteers, Knights, Dames, and the auxiliary members of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Green Bay Area (American Association) are ready and willing to assist those with disabilities on the grounds. For those with mobility needs, there is transportation on-site to buildings, both by wheelchair (available all year) and by golf carts during large events.

Manners, Conduct, & Attire

We ask that all who come to pray here do so with respect, attire, manners, and conduct oriented toward Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother, and all those visiting.

  • All children on-site must be accompanied and attended to by an adult.
  • All pets on-site must be on leashes, Therapy animals are allowed on all grounds and in buildings and the Apparition Chapel.
  • There is no overnight parking or camping on site.
  • Respect others when photos are taken on site.
  • Large group pilgrimages should be planned in advance and scheduled with a pilgrimage plan coordinator.
  • Clergy from outside the Diocese of Green Bay who are planning on celebrating Mass on-site or hearing confessions must have a letter of good standing from their diocese or order submitted prior to arrival at the Shrine.

Plan Your Trip

Experience the Shrine’s peaceful place of prayer in person. Let us help you plan your individual or group pilgrimage today!


Questions related to travel or pilgrimage to the Shrine?
Our Pilgrimage Coordinators are Happy to Help
920-866-2571 ext 113