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International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima Tour

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima tour is a nation-wide call to prayer and penance for peace in our nation and conversion of hearts. That’s because prayer is more powerful than any army on earth. Our Lady promised, “in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”   The tour and your prayers will create an outpouring of grace to allow Our Lady of Fatima to claim her dominion over our country through her Immaculate Heart.


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-Excerpt from fatimatourforpeace.com

About the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima


The purpose of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours 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.

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue (IPVS) of Fatima is one of two “twin” statues sculpted in 1947 by José Thedim to reflect the precise instructions of Sister Lucia.

The sculpture's image is based off of Our Lady’s position when she revealed herself as the Immaculate Heart to the Shepherds in 1917. 

In the Spring of 1947, the first statue toured for the first time in Europe. After this tour, it was retired and put on display at the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, where it still resides today.

On October 13, 1947, the second “twin” statue was blessed by the Bishop of Liera, Fatima, and commissioned to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin, touring and bringing the blessings of Fatima to the world. 

After the blessing in October, John Haffert, co-founder of The Blue Army, brought the statue for the first time to the United States. With the counsel and aid of Sister Lucia, he composed the Blue Army pledge, and went on to spread the Message of Fatima worldwide, largely through the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours.

In 1950, the first U.S tour of the statue took place, covering more than 50 dioceses in the United States.

On October 24, 1952, Pope Pius XII blessed the statue and imparted a special blessing on the work of the Fatima Pilgrim Tours.

The statue has since visited more than 100 countries, including Russia and China, with numerous miracles and graces reported wherever the statue has visited.

On September 1, 2014, the custody and mission of the statue was placed under the auspice of The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA – “Our Lady’s Blue Army,” where she continues her journeys throughout the world with its principal statue custodian Patrick L. Sabat.

-Excerpt from fatimatourforpeace.com

Tour Dates and Schedule

March 20, 2017

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; more details to come
Parish office:  540-373-6491


March 20, 2017 - March 21, 2017

St. Thomas More Cathedral
3901 Cathedral Lane
Arlington, VA
March 20, 5:30 p.m. – all night vigil until 10 a.m. March 21

More details to be announced.


March 21, 2017 - March 22, 2017

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1020 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066

Noon March 21 – all night vigil til 10 a.m. March 22.
More details to come.

Parish office: 703-759-4350


March 22, 2017 - March 23, 2017

St. John the Evangelist
271 Winchester Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

Noon on March 22 – all night vigil til 10 a.m. March 23
More details to come.

Parish office:  540-347-2922


March 23, 2017

St. John Bosco
315 N. Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664

11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Contact Sharon Hassett: (540) 459-4448


March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017

St. John the Baptist Church
120 W. Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630

Thursday, March 23 – Friday, March 24, 10 a.m. – Arrival and placement of the Pilgrim Virgin / Rosary / Talk by statue custodian / Benediction

10 p.m. – 8 a.m. Friday morning: All Night Vigil with the Pilgrim Virgin. 
Each hour dedicated to praying for:
10 - 11 p.m. – President Trump
11 p.m. - 12 a.m. – Congress
12 a.m. - 1 a.m. – The Supreme Court
1 a.m. - 2 a.m. – The VA Governor and legislature
2 a.m. – 3 a.m. – Fidelity of the Holy Father
3 a.m. – 4 a.m. – Fidelity of our Cardinals, Bishops and Clergy
4 a.m. – 5 a.m. – Fidelity of our parish clergy and laity
5 a.m. – 6 a.m. – Protection of marriage, family and life
6 a.m. – 7 a.m. – Priestly and religious vocations
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. – Peace

7 a.m. – Holy Mass (Low Mass / Extraordinary Form)
8:15 a.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet (led by Fr. Fasano)
8:30 a.m. – Holy Mass (ordinary form)
9:20 a.m. – Rosary (led by Fr. Beris) – Scapular Investiture
10 a.m. – Departure of the Pilgrim Virgin

Contact Cathy McGuirk, 540-636-7897


March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017

St. Paul Chung Catholic Church
4712 Rippling Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033

Download Schedule:   St. Paul Chung Schedule – Virginia

1 p.m. March 24 – 6 a.m. March 25
1 p.m. – Entrance procession with “Fatima Ave” / Crowning of the Statue /
Fatima presentation by statue custodian / Consecration Prayer and Rosary / Silent meditation and prayers.

2 p.m. – 6 a.m. – Rosary / Fatima message read and personal veneration every hour until 5 am (except during the Mass)

7:30 p.m. – Daily Mass and Confession

8 p.m. – All Night Vigil until 5am with Rosary/message/personal veneration each hour.

5 a.m. – Closing Ceremony – Rosary / Consecration Prayer / Veneration

6 a.m. – Departure of the Pilgrim Virgin with “Fatima Ave”

Contact: Theresa (Terry) Kim, 703-403-1179