Wednesday, December 8, 2010


December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception
This morning the Marian Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help receives the First ever sanctioned approval in the United States, from the 12th Bishop of Green Bay Wisconsin, Bishop David Ricken.

After the 10am Mass for the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, Bishop David Ricken announced his decision of the Approval to those awaiting with bated breath. Just a few weeks ago I learned of a woman who brought her 3 year old grandson, who was diagonsed with Leukemia, to Our Lady of Good Help Shrine. The following day he was scheduled for testing to find a bone marrow donor. The following morning, the family received astonishing news that the boy was leukemia free. Word like this from doctors are very rare and can only be treated as a miracle. Could the boy have been confused for another patient. No, because when diagnosis of this sort is made, it is only after multiple blood tests, to watch the the direction of the number of red blood cells. This peaked my interest having gone through the process of being a donor for my sister who had Leukemia, 10 years ago. She is Leukemia free today, but only after a grueling transplant.

Below is the Text for Bishop Ricken's decision and approval made after a year long investigation into the Apparition. The televised news prior to this announcement is provided as the second link.
Thank You Jesus!