March 20, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. – 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
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
The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Catholic
Diocese of Arlington will celebrate a Mass with the statue present.
Here are the
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at
of Saint Thomas More. 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington
Note: The statue
arrives tonight, Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More at
5:30 p.m. For more information, please, click
here. For additional Tour Dates and Schedule in
Diocese of Arlington is home to more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21
counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live
out their faith at 69 parishes, five missions, and 17,500 students attend 44
Catholic elementary and high schools.
Angela Pellerano, Director of Media Relations 703-841-2517 (o) 571-215-8731