Monday, October 16, 2006

More Shrines Please! Holy Hill

Celebrating the declaration of Holy Hill as the newest Basilica in Wisconsin (and in the USA), my family enjoyed a trek up Holy Hill and its massive tower, to visit the Discalced Carmelite Shrine, and site of at least one miracle, in my non-qualified estimation: The building itself.

German, grand, the tallest building for miles, old-by USA standards, well kept, massive, a hermitage, site of a 1676 pilgrimage by Fr. Jacque Marquette, curative to the disabled, and one of the points of pride in Wisconsin architectural heritage; all available 25 miles from Milwaukee at Holy Hill.

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