Wednesday, April 20, 2016

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

Hosted by St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Roman Catholic Church - Brookfield, CT - April 18-19, 2016

This world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue (IPVS) of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by José Thedim, according to the description of Sister Lucia who desired that the pilgrim image represent Our Lady's position when she revealed herself as the Immaculate Heart to the three shepherd children at Fatima in 1917. It was blessed by the Bishop of Fatima on October 13, 1947 in the presence of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and comissioned to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin who would carry the blessings of Fatima throughout the world. It has traveled continuously around the world many times, and has visited more than 100 countries, including Russia and China, bringing the great message of salvation and hope, "the peace plan from Heaven," to countless millions of people.

Many miracles and single graces have been reported wherever the statue has traveled. In 1951 Pope Pius XII remarked, "In 1946, I 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."

It's custody and mission are under the auspice of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA - Our Lady's Blue Army.

The Peace Plan from Heaven is a call for prayer and penance offered in reparation for sin. At Fatima, Our Lady asked for the Communions of Reparation on the First Saturday of each month, and that each and every day:

1. We offer up our sufferings in reparation for sins and the conversion of sinners.
2. We pray a 5-decade Rosary
3. We be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart and wear the brown scapular as a sign of this consecration.

For more information about the current tour of the IPVS - visit:

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