Now this would be worth a trip to Green Bay:
A shrine in the town of Green Bay is one of only a handful in the world — and the sole location in the United States — officially designated as a place where the Virgin Mary appeared.
David Ricken, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, announced today his official approval of the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.
Ricken’s decision makes the shrine the first and only site in the United States of an approved apparition of the Virgin Mary. The designation puts it in the same category as other famous Marian apparition sites such as Lourdes, France; Guadalupe, Mexico; and Fatima, Portugal.
For those who are not familiar with Catholic belief. Such a finding means that the apparition is credible and not in conflict with Catholic belief. Belief is not mandatory for a Catholic, but such belief would be consistent with Catholic doctrine.
The Anchoress is delighted as was my mother when I told her.
Expect the media to pass this one by.