United Nations Pilgrim Virgin Statute
and First Class Relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marta
coming to Arizona Rosary Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Information on the Pilgrim Virgin Statutes

The message of Fatima spread throughout the world after World War II largely through the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours which began in 1947. Their purpose is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to people who may never have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima itself.  There are four principal statutes on tour: the United Nations Pilgrim Virgin Statue; the International Pilgrim Virgin Statute of Our Lady of Fatima; the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue; and the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima Statue.

On October 13, 1952, the Bishop of Fatima blessed the United Nations Pilgrim Virgin Statue (UNPVS) for its mission to the United Nations. This treasured replica of Our Lady of Fatima was brought to America and on December 8th, 1952, was taken into the Meditation Room of the United Nations where one of the WAF Co-founders, Msgr. Harold Colgan, led the recitation of the Rosary for World Peace.  The UNPVS has been part of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA ever since, and has traveled around the globe. It is an Ambassador of Hope for the United States and countries of the world.  First Class Relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto accompany this famous icon. 

This statute and the Relics will be at the Arizona Rosary Celebration and several other events around the Dioceses of Phoenix and Tucson. The following is the tentative itinerary for the statute's visit. Please contact the local parishes for more information.

September 7-9, 2017 – St. Anne’s, Gilbert
September 9, 2017 – Bishop Olmsted to Preside at St. Anne's
September 10-11, 2017 – Ss. Simon and Jude, Phoenix
September 11, 2017 – Our Lady of Fatima, Phoenix
September 12, 2017 – St. Catherine Laboure, Chino Valley
September 13, 2017 – St. Thomas the Apostle, Phoenix
September 14, 2017 – Statute Departs Phoenix

October 19, 2017 – Statute Returns to Phoenix
October 20, 2017 – St. Mark’s, Oro Valley - ARC Holy Hour and Dinner
October 21, 2017 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tucson ARC
October 21, 2017 – Ss. Simon and Jude, Phoenix - ARC Mass, Holy Hour, and Dinner
October 22, 2017 – Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix ARC
October 23, 2017 – Statute Departs Phoenix

The “world-famous” International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is currently on a two-year Fatima Centennial US Tour for Peace, marking the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. The goal of this tour is to visit more than 100 dioceses across all 50 states through December 20, 2017. 

The statue was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim. The image reflects the description given by Servant of God, Sr. Lucia, the oldest of the three Fatima seers of the Lady. On October 13, 1947, more than 150,000 Fatima pilgrims witnessed the blessing of this image of Our Lady by the Bishop of Leiria at Fatima, Portugal as he commissioned it to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin who would carry the blessings of Fatima and Our Lady’s message throughout the world to the many millions of her children who would never have an opportunity to visit Fatima.

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue has traveled the world many times visiting more than 100 countries, including Russia and Red China, bringing the great message of salvation and of hope, “the peace plan from heaven,” to countless millions of people.

So many miracles and single graces have been reported wherever the statue has traveled that, in 1951, Pope Pius XII remarked: “In 1946, we crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the next year, through Her Pilgrim Statue, She set forth as though to claim Her dominion, and the favors She performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes.”

According to the website for the World Apostolate of Fatima, this statute will be coming to Arizona in early October. This statute will not be at the Arizona Rosary Celebration. Neither, the Arizona Rosary Celebration, nor the Knights of Columbus are connected with this visit of this particular travelling pilgrim virgin statute of Fatima. Please contact the local parishes for the exact times of the visit.

United Nations Pilgrim Virgin Statute of Our Lady of Fatima

Images of this statute are provided to the Knights of Columbus Arizona State Council and the Arizona Rosary Celebration with permission of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA through their agents. These images cannot be used without expressed permission of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.

October 2, 2017 – Our Lady of Fatima, Chinle, AZ
October 3, 2017 – St. Rita, Show Low, AZ
October 4, 2017 – Holy Family/St. Gianna Oratory, Tucson
October 8-9, 2017 – St. Mary Magdalene, Gilbert
October 11, 2017 – Immaculate Conception, Cottonwood, AZ
October 12, 2017 – Statute Departs Arizona

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is a beautiful hand-carved image of Our Lady of Fatima given to the United States by the bishop of Fatima after being blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967. She was crowned by Cardinal O’Boyle at the National Basilica in Washington, DC in 1971.

This statue presently travels across the United States under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF), USA. She has proven time and again to be the catalyst for renewed interest in the message of Fatima and for exposing new generations of Catholics who are unaware of the important message of conversion and peace brought by Our Lady to the three shepherd children in 1917 at Fatima, Portugal.

The Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima Statue was designed as Mary appeared in 1929 to Servant of God, Sr. Lucia in Tuy, Spain. It was during this apparition that Our Lady asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. The statue was blessed by Pope Francis on October 23, 2013, 10 days after his consecration of the world to Our Lady of Fatima on October 13.  It was formally introduced at the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C., and was present soon after at the consecrations of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon and the Diocese of Green Bay in Wisconsin.