Local Priest Hosts New Documentary

Fr. Edward Looney was assigned to the parishes in Brussels and Lincoln/Rosiere in 2017 and began his immersion in the culture of the area’s Belgian immigrants, which included the Belgian roadside chapels

In 2020, he began the Belgian Roadside Chapels of Northeastern Wisconsin Facebook page, which offered daily prayers and chapel tours. In one month, the videos amassed more than 35,000 views.

Looney believed this was something worth sharing with a wider audience, so he contacted a film-producer friend, Giuseppe Mignano, who agreed to produce a chapel documentary called Faith along the Road with Looney as its host. It tells the chapels’ origin stories and offers interviews with a local historian and chapel property owners and caretakers.

The documentary will premiere April 29, 6:30 pm, in the Mother of Mercy Hall at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, 4047 Chapel Dr. in Champion.