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Bishops Encourage Pilgrimages to Marian Shrines
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee, Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, and Bishop William P. Callahan of LaCrosse encourage all the faithful to make a pilgrimage of faith "to pray, as did the Apostles: 'Lord increase our faith' (Lk 17:5)." The three Marian shrines of Wisconsin warmly welcome you!
• The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill in Hubertus
Please click here to download a Marian Shrines of Wisconsin brochure.
Welcome to Holy Hill
Holy Hill is located in southeast Wisconsin, on the highest elevation in that part of the state. Situated on 435 acres of rural countryside, it provides the visitor with the opportunity for spiritual enrichment. We often hear visitors remark about the peace, beauty and serenity they find at Holy Hill.
As early as 1903, Holy Hill was declared a Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians. In 2006, the Shrine was raised to the status of Minor Basilica. But as far back as the 1700s and perhaps earlier, the American Indians came to Holy Hill because they considered it a sacred place.
Many come to Holy Hill as "tourists", only to find that they have been touched by something deeper than natural beauty or curiosity. We know that God is truly present on this Holy Hill, and we invite you to come and share with us this Presence!