Our Lady Of Good Help

Making known more this wonderful apparition in which Mary expressed her concern for the childrens’ souls …. that they would be educated …. that they knwe how to make the sign of the cross/ Thank you for this beautiful coverage of Our Lady of Good Hope.

Sites and Stories

Adele Brise was born in Belgium in 1831, and immigrated to Wisconsin with her family in 1855. The Brise family settled about 16 miles northeast of the city of Green Bay in Robinsonville, now Champion, Wisconsin.

Little is known of Adele’s early years, but she was remembered as a devout young woman.

Our Lady of Good Help
(Photo on display at Our Lady of Good Help)

In October, 1859, apparitions of the Virgin Mary occurred to Adele as she was walking through the woods. Mary instructed Adele to teach local children in the faith. Adele devoted the rest of her life to that charge.

Adele Brise with students. (CatholicLane.com)

Many church leaders doubted the veracity of Adele’s story. Her friends and neighbors believed, however, and Adele’s father built a chapel nearby. In time it was replaced with a larger chapel, and facilities for students.

In 1871, during the Great Fire, some area residents fled to…

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Saint Joseph Saved My Life

St. Joseph appeared at Fatima with the Child Jesus and they both blessed the world. St. Josephs time is here. We must ‘Go to Joseph’ Thanks for this awesome article of reminder for us. Beautiful pictures too.

Catholic Diocese of Arlington

Sister Clare Hunter, F.S.E., is convinced that she is alive today due to the intercession of St. Joseph. She shares her remarkable story.

By: Sister Clare Hunter, F.S.E.

A darting light sprints across the heavens and stops before the larger light representing God, ready to receive a mission. The opening scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” when God calls St. Joseph to go and help the Bailey family has always been very moving to me. Secular though it may be, I believe it is a wonderful depiction of God entrusting St. Joseph with the mission to save a man in need. Recently it occurred to me that the scene resonates so deeply because I believe that St. Joseph saved my life.

St. Joseph the Worker

When I was 15, my brave parents shared the story of the decision to abort me. Swayed by many influences, they felt it would be the right solution for…

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Pope Benedict XVI: “Our Handling of the Eucharist Can Only Arouse Concern” Essay: Church and Scandal of Sexual Abuse


Midst the delicacy and ingenuity of his language we find what Pope Benedict XVI offers us.
“Our handling of the Eucharist can only arouse concern” writes Pope Benedict XVI in his essay ‘ The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse:’

“The Second Vatican Council was rightly focused on returning this Sacrament of the Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ, of the Presence of His Person, of His Passion, Death and Resurrection, to the center of Christian life and to being strong.

The very existence of the Church is undermined.

In part, this has really come about, and we should be most grateful to the Lord for it, and yet a rather different attitude is prevalent.

What predominates is not a new reverence for the presence of Christ’s death and resurrection, but a way of dealing with Him … that destroys the greatness of His mystery.”

Pope Emeritus…

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The St. Benedict Medal

This is a lovely tribute to St. Benedict. His power is sorely needed during this time of plagues and problems. Thank you for this beautiful article.

Amo Iesu by Grace Pax

The St. Benedict Medal is a very powerful sacramental, especially when it comes to protection from devils.


The inscriptions on the front read:

center — Crux s. patris Benedicti (The Cross of our holy father Benedict)

bottom — Ex SM Casino MDCCCLXXX (from holy Monte Casino, 1880)

edge — Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death!)


The initials on the back stand for:

cross — Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!)

angles of the cross — Crux s. patris Benedicti (The Cross of our holy father Benedict)

top — Pax (peace)

edge — Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mall quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is…

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