Adele Brise, one step closer to sainthood

Big news for devotees to Our Lady of Champion! Visionary and educator Adele Brise received a furthering of her cause for canonization this week, thanks to the discerning June Plenary Assembly. This finding was announced on June 14, 2024 in a press release.

Our Lady appeared to the young Belgian immigrant in the Wisconsin wilderness barely a year after she had appeared to Saint Bernadette in Lourdes. Her instructions for Adele revolved around teaching: teach the children of the wilderness their Sacraments, their Catechism, and the Sign of the Cross. Adele devoted her whole life to this mission, even walking through fifty miles of wilderness to serve families by doing chores in exchange for educating their children. Her work for Our Lady of Champion, including her own family constructing the initial shrine, has been long remembered and embraced by the current growing national site.

Bishop David L. Ricken, Diocese of Green Bay, gave the official approval of Our Lady’s apparitions in 2010 and has championed the cause of Adele’s sainthood ever since. He led the verbal vote alongside Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., the chairman of the USCCB’s Committee of Canonical Affairs on Church Governance, that confirmed Adele Brise’s cause for canonization will progress.

You can read more about Adele and Our Lady of Champion here and listen to the most recent news on Relevant Radio. We will stay tuned and keep investigators in prayer as Adele’s cause is explored further.

Our Lady of Champion, pray for us!