Today is the Memorial of Our Lady of Good Help. Up in Wisconsin, northeast of Green Bay towards Door County is the place where in 1859 our Lady appeared to a young girl Adele Briese and said:
“Gather the Children in this wild country and teach them what they need to know for salvation.”
This simple, quiet shrine is on the level with Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal. A place where our Blessed Mother came to us and urged us towards her son. Her son, that is what the children need to know for salvation. Her son, that is who we need to come closer to for our own journey. It is the most important lesson any person needs to know in their life – Jesus Christ.
Twice a year, I would make a pilgrimage to this site to renew in my heart what our Blessed Mother told Adele Briese. It was impactful, the quiet serenity, or as I like to call it the Holy Hush, of the shrine was just like Lourdes and Fatima where surrounded by other pilgrims you felt as if you were alone with our Lady and Jesus.
But proximity in miles is not what is needed as much as proximity in heart. We can be anywhere as long as our heart is next to Mary and Jesus. Take a few moments today (every day) and place ourselves next to them. Allow Mary to bring you closer to our heart’s desire and He will bring our hearts closer to salvation.
What is needed to know for salvation? Ask Mary.