Walk to Mary

Why We Walk

On October 9, 1859, the Holy Mother appeared to Sister Adele Brise on the site of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and gave her this message: “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do.” Inspired by the faith of Sister Adele, we continue to live out the instruction she received from Mary by educating children in the faith. Funds raised by the Walk to Mary will be used to support Catholic education.

At the core of Catholic education is the realization that life, itself, is a pilgrimage, and we are called to prepare children for their journey in the world. We educate them not in defense against this world, but as a promise for this world. We form their hearts so that they, in turn, may transform the world.

Where We Walk

The full walk is from Shrine to Shrine (National Shrine of St. Joseph at Old St. Joseph Church on the campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI), the Walk to Mary winds approximately 21 miles. There are several locations we people can join up, including a 14, 7, and 2-mile options. Many SJB families join at the 2-mile option which is called “Walk with the children.”


May 4, 2019

 Family Registration Sheet

Walk to Mary Pledge Sheet

Walk to Mary Route Map

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Any Questions Contact:  Carrie Tedtman at 920-615-0511 or Kay Vandersteen at 920-265-3334