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.
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.
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.
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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