Order of Malta

The Annual Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

The American Association travels to Wisconsin each summer on a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is the site of the only Marian apparition in the United States approved by the Catholic Church. Approval for the Shrine and its Chapel was received on December 8, 2010 from Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay, a Conventual Chaplain in the Order and our chaplain in the new Green Bay Area. Pilgrims also visit the National Shrine of Saint Joseph, originally established in 1888, located in the oratory of Old St. Joseph Church on the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Schedule of Events

Several hundred Knights, Dames, Clergy, Special Pilgrims, medical personnel, and volunteers spend 4 days in Wisconsin where they join together for daily Masses, Adoration, the Anointing of the Sick, a Healing Service, and insightful presentations on the Blessed Mother. Pilgrims also have the opportunity to participate in the Rosary Procession, the Stations of the Cross, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In France, we call our sick pilgrims “Malades”; in Wisconsin, they are called “Special Pilgrims”.

An Approved Marian Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has been approved to meet the requirements for attendance at a Marian Pilgrimage during the year of preparation or in the first three years of membership, in lieu of going to Lourdes. If you have never been to Lourdes, this is a unique opportunity to share in the experience of a Marian Shrine pilgrimage, accompanying Special Pilgrims to this holy place. If you have been to Lourdes, this Pilgrimage will provide you with a very different setting in which to encounter the Blessed Mother.

Upcoming Pilgrimages

The American Association will travel to Wisconsin for the Annual Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on the following dates:

August 2nd – August 5th, 2018

August 1st – August 4th, 2019

August 6th – August 9th, 2020

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

American Association, U.S.A
1011 First Avenue, Room 1350
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522