Renowned Fatima statue comes to Arlington


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 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, Arlington

Everyone is welcome.

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 Arlington, click here.






The 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 (mobile)