The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display in the Diocese of Arlington. The statute is on a two-year tour for peace, marking the 100th anniversary of when the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
The statue is one of “two” sculpted in 1947. The sculpture’s image is based on Our Lady’s appearance when she revealed herself as the Immaculate Heart to the shepherd children.
The purpose of the tour is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to the millions who have never made a pilgrimage to Fatima itself. Katie Moran, the Fatima centennial tour coordinator, told the Arlington Catholic Herald, “Our Lady works through this image to bring people back to her Son. The areas that get her are very blessed by God. You can see the graces coming forth.”
The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will celebrate a Mass with the statue present.
Here are the details:
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Where: Cathedral of Saint Thomas More
3901 Cathedral Lane