Franciscan Sisters Pilgrimage to Rudolph and Wisconsin Rapids

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April 30, 2021

Desiring to meet Jesus like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Theresa Feldkamp and Sister Kathleen Murphy along with Novices Sister Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez and Sister Mary Jane Schwartz and Temporary Professed Sister Concepcion Medina went on a near by pilgrimage during the Easter Season. They headed for the Marian Center for Peace at Wisconsin Rapids. Next stop was the Rudolph Grotto Gardens set in a beautiful area of trees and flowers with man-made rock surroundings located in central Wisconsin, just minutes away from Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point.

Here are some personal reflections:

I am thankful that we got to go to the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Wisconsin Rapids. We entered the Adoration Chapel and the lady in charge of the place had an inspiring conversation with us. To me I met Jesus in that lady. We thought we would be in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament but it was actually Jesus in this lady who came to meet us. She provided brochures and bottles of water to us. She gave us of her time. She shared her faith with us. It was a blessing. Then we went to the grotto at Rudolph, Wisconsin. There were many different caves and and bridges made of stone. There were images of Mary, Jesus and the Saints. What I liked the most were the stations of the Seven Sorrows of Mary as this is a rosary that I often pray. This was a lovely trip. Jesus is walking with us.- Sister Maria Guadalupe

What I enjoyed most of the experience was the Perpetual Adoration Chapel in Wisconsin Rapids. I especially liked the image of the Divine Mercy. It was just incredible. When I looked at it I felt as if the Lord was walking right towards me. It was just an incredible experience, and I’m blessed I had the opportunity to go. -Sister Mary Jane

Article Comments:

Sister Anne Marie Lom 04/30/2021 @ 9:52 am

My dad helped to build the grotto at Rudolph when he was in grade school about 1925 and the years following. We made a trip there every year as children. I’m glad you could se it.


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