Bishop Ricken’s homily for August 15

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, in Champion Wisconsin, marks the only apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States to be approved by the Catholic Church.

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th is the largest annual event at the Shrine. This year the Mass and procession was presided over by Bishop David Ricken, the same bishop who approved the apparition in 2010. Here is a recording of the powerful homily he preached at that Mass, with pictures of the event: