The route for 2023 will begin and end at the Cathedral of St. Thomas Aquinas in downtown Reno. The full route is along the Truckee River to Ivan Sack park which is about a 4.6 mile loop. A shorter route is to turn around at Idlewild park which is about a 2 mile loop. The walk follows Mass at 10:00AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. If you would like to participate, but are unable to walk the route, you can pray from wherever you are in union with the Walk. Contact Ginger Peacock for any questions and additional information firstname.lastname@example.org.
What To Bring
-Layered clothing and a hat – the walk will take place rain or shine
-Whatever food and water you will require – we will have only bottled water and packaged snacks
-Comfortable walking shoes that have been broken in
About Walk To Mary:
On October 9, 1859, the Holy Mother appeared to Adele Brise on the site of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin and gave her this message
“Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do.”
On December 8, 2010, The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, determined it to be ‘worthy of belief’, that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Adele Brise.
On August 15, 2016, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops declared Champion a ‘National Shrine,’ by formal decree, distinguishing ‘The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help’ as the first and only Catholic Shrine in America with a Church-approved Marian Apparition Site.
Adele Brise never swayed from her mission to teach the children the Catholic faith, no matter the hardship. She carried the messages of salvation, healing and grace on the back of her perseverance. This awe-inspiring determination continues to captivate the faithful.