Between my sister and I, we took LOTS of pictures - 1161, to be exact. Of course, not all of them turned out, but I'm sure I can find a few to post ;).
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, just outside of Green Bay, WI. It is the site of a Marian apparition in 1859, which has been recently approved by the Church - the only approved site in the United States.
Mary asked Adele to teach the children "their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments." Adele started a school and a chapel.
As promised, I lit a candle for my family, friends, and readers.
Outside, they have a field with the Stations of the Cross in the center, and the mysteries of the rosary around the outside. I really liked the way they did the rosary. There were five banners, and on one side would be the first mysteries (for example,) and the other side had the fifth, so it didn't matter which side you started on. Between the mysteries there were a couple of shrines and benches to stop and pray, such as this small grotto.
So concludes the first stop on our journey. We had to drive a few hours south to our hotel, and we did a little shopping for some lavender lotion. The mosquitos were very healthy - and hungry - in Wisconsin! I also bought some awesome sandals :)