The Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited our parish Friday, July 21, 2017 for 24 hours. It was an honor and blessing to be able to have such an incredible piece of work visit Our Lady Star of the Sea church.
The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Our Lady each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. On October 13, 1947, in the presence of some 150,000 pilgrims, the statue was blessed by the Bishop of Leiria at Fatima to be the pilgrim, the traveler. Sent out to bring the Message of Fatima to the world, the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue has traveled the world many times, visiting more than 100 countries.
Thanks to the contribution of many parishioners, we have these pictures to share with you of the event:
This album is also viewable on our FaceBook Page