Franciscan Sisters Walk to Mary

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

May 15, 2017

With 1000 other pilgrims, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Jane Kinate, Sister Julie Ann Sheahan and Sister Elaine Turba recently completed the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Walk to Mary.  It was a Franciscan Sister Relay.

Sister Jane and Sister Julie Ann walked the first 14 miles. A car was parked at Sister Jane’s brother Jim’s home a few blocks from the starting point at St. Norbert College. After an opening prayer and stop at the site of the Shrine of St. Joseph, we began the walk through the streets of De Pere and Green Bay.

Some time after noon we met Sister Elaine for a healthy lunch at Holy Cross School. It was soon time for Sister Elaine to board the bus to be transported across Highway 57 and continue the journey. Meanwhile, Sister Jane and Sister Julie Ann used this time to pick up the car in De Pere so to be ready with 2 cars to meet Sister Elaine at the end of the walk. We made a prayer stop at St. Mary Ledgeview, parish of Postulant Colleen Demro.

It was a blessing to meet family and friends of our Sisters before heading home to Manitowoc. We cheered as the smaller statue of Mary arrived home to the Shrine.