|The image of Our Lady of Good Help in the crypt beneath the chapel on the|
site of the two trees by which Our Lady appeared to Adele.
|View of the chapel and shrine centre from the road.|
|Adele's grave beside the church.|
|Remains of the trees found preserved under the 1880 chapel.|
The lady replied:
I am the Queen of Heaven ... 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 do do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.The lady raised her hands as if calling down a blessing from Heaven and vanished, leaving Adele overwhelmed and prostrate on the ground.
|The chapel as it appeared in 1885.|
|The chapel today.|
|Processional statue given to Adele from Holy Cross Church,|
still used for processions today. The large reliquiary contains
wood from the trees where the Blessed Mother appeared to
Adele in 1859. The smaller reliquiary contains a relic of Mary's veil.
It was a privilege for me to be able to pray at this site and to offer the Holy Mass for the intentions of many people who had asked me to remember them there.
For further information visit the shrine website.PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP
O Queen of Heaven, as Thou didst ask Sister Adele to teach the children the holy catechism, so also teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us, as it has reigned and triumphed in Thee. Reign over us, dearest Queen, that we may be Thine in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death. Amen.
(Please report favours received through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Help to the Shrine.)
|Cool licence plate and bumper sticker on a car outside the chapel.|