Order of Malta

The Annual Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion

The American Association travels to Wisconsin each summer on a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Champion, Wisconsin. The Shrine of Our Lady of Champion 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 our Northeast Wisconsin Area.

Schedule of Events

Several hundred Knights, Dames, Clergy, 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.

An Approved Marian Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Champion has been approved to meet the requirements for attendance at a Marian Pilgrimage during the year of formation 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. If you have been to Lourdes, this Pilgrimage will provide you with a very different setting in which to encounter the Blessed Mother.

Order of Malta

American Association, U.S.A
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish House
14 E 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522