March 10, 2016

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima to Tour the U.S. for the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima

Via the World Apostolate of Fatima USA.

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue (IPVS) of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by famous sculptor José Thedim. The image reflects the precise instructions of Sister Lucia (the surviving seer at Fatima). Her desire was that the pilgrim image represent Our Lady’s position when she revealed herself as the Immaculate Heart to the Shepherds in 1917.

So many miracles and signal graces have been reported wherever the statue has traveled that, in 1951, Pope Pius XII remarked: "In 1946, we crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the next year, through Her Pilgrim Statue, 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."

The tour begins during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Fatima message and Our Lady’s warnings of great evils that marked the 20th Century — WWII, famine, persecution of the Church, much suffering for the Holy Father, and the spread of Russia’s atheistic Communism around the world — are closely linked to the Divine Mercy message given to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s. Both apparitions involve similar visions of an angel about to strike the earth with a flaming sword, and request prayers and penance for the conversion of sinners and reparation for sin to prevent this.

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima's two-year Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, March 21, 2016 – December 20, 2017, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Angel of Peace (1916) and the Blessed Mother (1917) at Fatima, Portugal starts soon. For a detailed schedule of the IPVS tour stops, see the tour website.

For more visit the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace website.

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