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Carry the Message and the Mission Forward

On these grounds over 150 years ago, the Holy Mother appeared to the young Adele Brise and instructed her to teach the children in the faith. This is where Sister Adele began her work and inspired the efforts of generations of faithful Christians.
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Healing Grounds

healingThe Kewaskum Enterprise once reported, “On one of the walls of the chancel were hung eight crutches, said to have been left by cripples who had been cured of their lameness through the instrumentality of Our Lady, and which are regarded as ever-present witnesses of her power.”

To date, no attempt has been made to authenticate the many cures reported by the Shrine’s visitors. However, many have left crutches behind as evidence of favors and healings.

During a visit to the Champion Shrine in 2013, a family from Kansas City, Mo. becomes worried when their 18-month-old daughter’s feeding tube suddenly slipped out. Later that same day, the emergency room doctors report they are unable to reinsert the tube because the hole had healed.

At the same time that a couple visit the Champion Shrine to pray for the safe birth of their soon-to-be new great-grandson, he arrives in the world unbeknownst to them. Despite a life-threatening knot found in the umbilical cord during the birth, their great-grandson is born alive and well.

In 2013, a woman was diagnosed with several artery blockages. Due to the severe damage to her heart, the only option for treatment was to insert a defibrillator. Before the scheduled surgery in June, the woman, along with her husband and sister, visited the Shrine. Two days after their visit, the final pre-surgery ECG showed that her heart had improved to the point that she no longer required any treatment.

A five-year-old child (niece of Sister Marguerite and Sister Addie) who was kicked in the face by a horse also experienced healing. When the mother saw the limp, bleeding body of her little daughter, she soon made the 12-mile pilgrimage to the chapel on foot. Immediately afterward, the bleeding stopped. The child suffered no internal injuries or physical aftereffects.

In 1887, Father Cipin lead a large pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and later reported a miraculous healing that took place at the Shrine during the pilgrimage.

At the Feast of the Assumption of 1954, a man removed his hearing aid halfway through the procession. Before entering the chapel, a woman stepped back and said, “Thank you for saying the rosary with us.” The man replied, “Thank you and thank God! I can now hear!”

A nearly blind little girl from Bay Settlement had been suffering from measles that left spots and scales on the pupils of her eyes. After her mother brought her to the chapel and prayed to the Blessed Virgin, the child’s eyes were cured almost immediately.

A seventeen-year-old boy contracted a severe case of double pneumonia, followed by a case of pleurisy. Declared tubercular by three doctors, the young man was advised to move to the West. After making a novena at the chapel, his lungs cleared. He passed all Army tests, served 19 months in World War I, and lived in perfect health long afterward.

Share Your Healing Story with Us

We encourage and welcome pilgrims to submit stories about healings they have experienced at the Champion Shrine. And we thank you for contributing your story to our ever-growing archive of healings.

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