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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Pilgrimage to a Sacred Place

Pilgrimage to a Sacred Place

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“A pilgrimage to a holy place uncovers for us the extraordinary nature of our ordinary life.”

“The initial inspiration for the Shrine was a response to a situation which I saw in the Diocese of La Crosse, first as priest, and then as bishop. The situation is a hunger to known God and to love Him, a hunger to which Our Blessed Mother responds in a particular way, leading us to the only place where that hunger can be satisfied.”