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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC SENIOR TRAVEL February 10, 2017 9 and drive business to your door! Advertise in the U.P. Catholic Newspaper 1-866-452-5112 upc@new.rr.com Beep Beep! Celebrating our 50th Year!" like we are saying goodbye to family members. Whoever the traveler is, she does warn them that her trips in- clude a very busy schedule. Heikki- nen always travels with the idea of I may never come back here, I need to see as much as I can. The bus tours have taken travel- ers coast to coast in the United States, and areas in Canada. In June a trip to Boston, Salem and Cape Ann are planned. This fall, its a trip to Myrtle Beach and Charleston in September and Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in October. Also in October, there are plans to travel to Detroit, Frankenmuth and Birch Run. With all of the places Heikkinen's has been, it's diffi- cult for her to choose a favorite. Every trip has been my favorite trip. The one trip that I look forward to is the next trip. To learn more about the trips UPT has to offer, contact Sheila Heikkinen at (906) 524-7003 or by email at she- bob123@charter.net. COURTESY PHOTO Sheila Heikkinen with her husband Bob in front of the United States Capitol Building during a recent trip to Washinton, D.C. FROM PAGE 8 TRAVEL: Leading tours across the United States Many retired seniors enjoy the luxury of having the time to travel, and a well-planned automobile trip can spiritually enrich pilgrims who want to visit at their own pace. The following is a potential itinerary, beginning with a visit to the final resting place of our own Snowshoe Priest, the Ven- erable Bishop Baraga. Distan- ces are listed from last stop. Baraga Chapel 311 W. Baraga Ave., Mar- quette, MI 49855 (906) 226-8683 www.stpetercathedral.org The Venerable Bishop Baraga Chapel, located just off the sanctuary at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette, is the resting place for the remains of the diocese's first bishop. National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Distance: 190 miles 4047 Chapel Drive, Champi- on, WI 54229 (920) 866-2571 www.shrineofourladyofgood- help.com The only approved Marian apparition site in the United States, the shrine has been a place for people to seek help and healing since Adele Brises encounter with Our Lady more than 150 years ago. The Basilica of the Na- tional Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill Distance: 121 miles 1525 Carmel Road, Huber- tus, WI 53033 (262) 628 - 1838 www.holyhill.com Declared a Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians in 1903, Holy Hill was raised to the sta- tus of minor basilica in 2006. It is on 435 acres of rural countryside and has been a sa- cred place to Native Americans since the 1700s or earlier. National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe - Mary- town Distance: 86 miles 1600 W Park Ave., Liber- tyville, IL 60048 (847) 367-7800 Marytown is called the Third city of the Immaculate (after Niepokalanow, Poland and Nagasaki, Japan), Marytown includes a friary, retreat and conference center, historic chapels, and numerous outdoor shrines and rosary gardens. The National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Distance: 329 miles 2100 W. 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073 (248) 541-4122 www.shrinechurch.com Built of large amounts of stone and copper, the shrine, executed in the lavish Art Deco style, was completed in 1936. National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods Distance: 246 miles 7078 M-68, Indian River, MI 49749 (231) 238-8973 www.crossinthewoods.com As the name suggests, the shrine has a cross, actually a crucifix, that's 55 feet tall by 22 feet wide. Additionally, there are several shrine areas with statues including the Holy Family, Our Lady of the Highway, St. Kateri Tekak- witha and a Father McGivney (founder of the Knights of Columbus) memorial. St. Anne Parish, Macki- nac Island Distance to St. Ignace, Mich. (continue by ferry): 38 miles PO Box 537, Mackinac Is- land, MI 49757 (906) 847-3507 www.steanneschurch.org Begun as a mission in 1670, St. Anne is a combination of history and beauty. Construc- tion on the current church began in 1873, with the spire built in 1892. Holy Name of Mary Pro- to-Cathedral Distance: 51 miles 377 Maple Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 www.holymarywebsite.org From the parishs beginnings in 1668 to becoming Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga's first see of the diocese - the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie to later become the Diocese of Mar- quette - Holy Name of Mary is steeped in history. Visit to see artifacts from Venerable Baraga and more. A pilgrimage can be an easy drive

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