This May the Archdiocese of Newark will be visited by the Pilgrim Statue sent from the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal. This visit is meant to be a moment of prayer, a renewal of our devotion to the Mother of Heaven, and an experience of extraordinary grace and blessing that comes from The Son of God and Son of Mary – Jesus Christ.
In 1946, the Diocese of Leiria-Fátima started a project that continues today: the pilgrim image of Our Lady of Fátima. On that occasion, Sister Lúcia, one of the Fatima visionaries, spoke directly to José Thedim and gave him exact indications about the figure of the Lady who had appeared to her. It is the one that most resembles the Lady Brighter than the Sun contemplated by Sr. Lucia in 1917 at Cova da Iria. On May 13, 1947, it was then that the new image of Fatima, the pilgrim image, set out, for the first time, on a pilgrimage around the world.
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Saint James the Apostle Church