Priest takes steps to promote ‘Wisconsin Way’ walking pilgrimages
GREEN BAY — After watching “The Way,” a 2011 movie that chronicles a father’s journey by foot along Spain’s 500-mile-long El Camino de Santiago, Fr. Andrew Kurz had an idea. Why not offer a walking pilgrimage here in Wisconsin?
After months of prayer, consultation and planning, Fr. Kurz, administrator of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Humboldt and St. Joseph Parish in Champion, decided to map out and create his own walking pilgrimage from one Marian shrine (the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion) to another (the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Hubertus). It’s his hope that he can ignite a walking pilgrimage movement in this country.