Well-Read Mom Pilgrimage 2019

“All the way to heaven is heaven.” – St. Catherine of Siena

Who: Well-Read Moms

What: Join us for a three-day walking pilgrimage to The National Shrine of Our Lady Of Good Help – the only Vatican approved Marian apparition site in the U.S.

When: August 13-15, 2019

Where: Start in Francis Creek, WI and finish at Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI

How: Walk 38.7 miles in 3 days

Pilgrimage Cost: $185.00 per person

Includes: meals, transportation and accomodations (sleeping on parish floors)


As an extension of our reading together, we embark upon a pilgrimage together – where our accompaniment becomes even more concrete. Join us as we we walk with each other, for our hearts, and for Christ. Please join us!

Day by Day

We will begin our walk August 13th in Francis Creek, WI with a prayer and dedication of the pilgrimage. Here, we keep in mind our intentions for the journey., offer them to Mary, and ask for her help. We will then walk in companionship from there to Denmark, WI, where we will have Mass, dinner, and an evening program with a retreat introduction, and singing.

The morning of August 14, we will depart early in the morning to stop at Holy Name Carmelite Monastery for 7 am Mass, breakfast, and silent prayer time. We will then continue our journey to Luxemburg, WI for a presentation on Mary.

On our last day together, August 15, we will make our way to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help to join hundreds of other pilgrims for the Mass of the Fast of the Assumption. Our retreat will conclude with a rosary and procession. With our feet aching, our minds enlightened and our hearts burning with love, we will embark via bus back to Francis Creek.

“Eternal life begins now. ‘All the way to heaven is heaven,’ because He said, ‘I am the Way.’ The cross is there, of course, but ‘in the cross is joy of spirit.’ And love makes all things easy.”

-Dorothy Day, On Pilgrimage

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