The other day, in reference to the conference I attended at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI, I mentioned that it would be very cool indeed to hold a “special event” at the Shrine, perhaps for some feast of anniversary.
While I was at the Shrine, I spoke with several people about this, and they were supportive. I could happen.
Today, I related the news to my Elmers, since this is beyond me at this stage.
One wrote back with a great idea:
How about a multi station “Shrines On Air” event featuring two (or more?) stations?
That would be very cool.
We have “Parks on the Air”. How much cooler would it be to have “Shrines on the Air”!
I could see, for example, just in this state of Wisconsin, someone operating at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, WI. Did you know that the National Shrine of St. Joseph is in De Pere, WI? Across the border in St. Paul, MN, is the National Shrine of St. Paul. Just to the south, at Libertyville, IL is the National Shrine of St. and Ham Radio Operator Maximilian Kolbe and further south are the National Shrines of St. Therese and of St. Jude.
There are Shrines everywhere and there are Catholic hams everywhere. HERE
And that’s just these USA.
Perhaps a reader in Mexico could operate from the Shrine in Mexico City, or a Canadian from the Shrine of St. Anne. Speaking of St. Anne, there is a great church in Fall River and, in the Diocese of Fall River, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette.
This has some real potential.
SHRINES ON THE AIR!
And don’t forget ZedNet.