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In October of 1859, in what is now Champion, Wisconsin, Our Lady appeared to a poor Belgian immigrant girl named Adele Brise, who was coming home from Sunday Mass. Our Lady commended Adele for going to Mass and receiving communion but asked her to more. She asked her to ‘make a general confession, pray and offer communion for the conversion of sinners and to gather the children in the wild country to teach them what they needed to know for their salvation.’ She further instructed Adele, to ‘teach the children their catechism, how to ‘make the sign of the cross’ and how to ‘approach the sacraments.’ Mary ended by saying: ‘That is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing, I will help you.’ Our Lady appeared as a Belgian woman with golden wavy hair and wore dazzling white with a yellow sash around her waist. Adele obeyed and began rounding up all the children in a 50 mile radius, braving wild animals and hostile residents to teach them their Catholic Faith. Soon after, a shrine was erected and since that time there have been many miracles including healings and a miraculous storm that prevented the shrine from being swallowed by one of the worst wildfires in U.S. history. Over time, this apparition became known as Our Lady of Good Help. In 2010, after a careful investigation, Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay declared the apparition of Our Lady of Good Help to be "worthy of belief," making it the first approved Marian apparition site in the United States.
This rosary uses white and gold glass pearls to remind the user of Our Lady's appearance to Adele. The Angels First Communion center and Liturgy crucifix are used to remind us of Our Lady's command to offer communion for sinners and to bring others to the sacraments. A Miraculous Medal is used because it shows Mary in the same pose that she is traditionally depicted as Our Lady of Good Help.