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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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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