International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima
World Apostolate of Fatima, USA – Our Lady’s Blue Army
BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH
- JANUARY 18 AND JANUARY 19
- PROCESSION 7:30 A.M.
- MASS, BENEDICTION and ROSARY
- ROSARIES SAID THROUGHOUT THE DAY
- SCAPULAR ENROLLMENT AT 5:30 MASS
- ALL NIGHT VIGIL UNTIL 7:30A.M.
- SCAPULAR ENROLLMENT AT ALL SUNDAY MASSES
- FAREWELL AND PROCESSION FOLLOWING 7:00P.M. MASS
PLEASE COME TO OUR LADY WITH YOUR PRAYERS AND PETITIONS
The beautiful image of Our Lady of Fatima was designed by famous sculptor José Thedim in 1947. Sister Lucia herself instructed him, and later remarked that she had never seen any image which so resembled the actual apparition of Our Lady.
The Bishop of Fatima entrusted the image to John Haffert, co-founder of the Blue Army, and prayed that Mary herself accompany the statue wherever it goes. It has traveled around the globe many times for nearly 70 years. In 2014, the statue was placed under the auspice of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA and continues its pilgrim journeys today.
An uninterrupted flow of graces and favors have been reported wherever the statue has traveled, including physical cures (which can only be officially pronounced by Church authorities), and numerous conversions.
The purpose of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours was and still is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to those many millions of people who may never have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima itself.
“In 1946, I crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the following year, through the Pilgrim Virgin, She set forth as though to claim Her dominion, and the favors She performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes.”-Pope Pius XII
“Do not be afraid. I am from Heaven.”
On the 13th day of the months of May – October, 1917, the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos, and Jacinta and Francisco Marto, at a place called the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal. Her message, imparted through specific requests, has become known as the Peace Plan from Heaven.
“…God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.”
Pope Benedict XVI said at Fatima, May 13, 2010 that the prophetic mission of Fatima is not yet complete because 1) our Lady’s message at Fatima, which contains fundamental truths of our faith, is still guiding and encouraging the Church, and 2) we have not yet seen the glorious triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which the Pope prayed would occur by the year 2017.
If we heed our Lady’s call to personal holiness, prayer and reparation for sin, we will see the blessings promised at Fatima poured out abundantly on us! The Pope exhorted, “Learn the message of Fatima! Live the message of Fatima! Spread the message of Fatima!”