Statue Tours

The purpose of our statue tours is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to those many thousands of people who may never have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima itself.  

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue – NPVS

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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 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.

 

 

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Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima Statue – IHMS 

We have acquired a new statue which is an image of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima as she appeared in 1929 to Sr. Lucia in Tuy, Spain. It was during this apparition that Our Lady asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. This statue was blessed by Pope Francis on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the conclusion of the Wednesday audience 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 most recently present at the consecrations of the Archdiocese of Portland In Oregon and Green Bay, Wisconsin.  This statue will be made available for special events as well as for diocesan statue tours.

These statues are available for diocesan tours during the dates indicated in the tour schedule below. Their custodians will give talks on the Message of Fatima at each parish visited.  Individual written prayer petitions may be placed at the feet of Our Lady throughout each tour and are burned at the conclusion.  Rosaries, scapulars and literature on Fatima are always available at literature tables.

Our Statue Tour Program is made financially feasible by donations and oftentimes parish collections in addition.

Advance approval of the Local Ordinary or Bishop of the diocese is a prerequisite for all statue tours.  It takes a good six months and an adeqate number of dedicated individuals with time, mobility and competent internet and email capabilitys to set up and conduct an effective statue tour.

To inquire about an NPVS or IHMS Statue Tour in your diocese, please contact:
Bill Sockey at 814-229-1758 or by email at wsockey.waf@gmail.com.

Please carbon copy John Scala at jscala@bluearmy.com when you email Mr. Sockey.

The World-Famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima – IPVS

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The “world-famous” International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim. The image reflects the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three shepherd children who were privileged to see Our Lady each month from May through October of 1917 in Fatima, Portugal.

On October 13,1947, some 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 signal 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.”

On September 1, 2014 the custody and mission of this remarkable statue was placed under the auspice of The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA – “Our Lady’s Blue Army.” We are pleased that Mr. Patrick L. Sabat, who has served as one of the custodians of this statue for many years, will continue as its principal custodian, working now under the direction of the apostolate.

To inquire about a tour of the IPVS, please contact: Patrick Sabat at 219-218-8991 or bonsabat@yahoo.com.

The United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue – UNIPVS

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This wood statue was carved in the first half of the 20th century. It appears to be the work of Portuguese artist Jose Ferreira Thedim (1892-1971).

Prior to its first pilgrimage of May 13, 1947, Pope Pius XII blessed this statue. The pilgrimage was made to celebrate and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Mother.

On October 13, 1952, the Bishop of Fatima blessed this image for its mission to the United Nations.

On December 8th, 1952, having been brought to America from Fatima, the statue was taken into the Meditation Room of the United Nations by Msgr. Harold Colgan, founder of the Blue Army now known as the World Apostolate of Fatima. It was at the United Nations that Monsigeur Colgan led the recitation of the Rosary. Since that time, the UN International Pilgrim Statue has been part of the World Apostolate of Fatima and its Dicastery.

This treasured replica of Our Lady of Fatima has traveled the globe.

Mrs. Judith Studer, President of the Providence, Rhode Island Division of the US Apostolate is the Custodian of this statue.  Single parish visitations are are the norm.  On occasion when time permits a second parish located nearby the sponsoring parish may be added to the schedule.

To schedule a visitation of the UNIPVS statue at your parish please visit UNIPVS.  The current schedule is incorporated into the Statue Tour Schedule below.

Statue Tour Schedule

2015

February 5 – March 18

IPVS  Republic of the Philippines
Contacts: Patrick Sabat
219-218-8991 or bonsabat@yahoo.com

March 10 – March 30

IHMS  San Bernardino, California
March 1 through March 30
San Bernardino IHMS Parish Visitation Schedule
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

NPVS  Richmond, Virginia
Contact: Bill Sockey
814-229-1758 or wsockey@bluearmy.com

March 13 – March 15

UNIPVS – Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony, Bronx, New York in the Archdiocese of New York, NY
Contact 1: Judy Studer at 401-934-0905 or studerja@hotmail.com
Contact 2: Joan Alix at 401-742-2024 or joantarcalix@hotmail.com

April 10 – April 30  

NPVS  Covington, Kentucky
Contact: Greg Dougherty 
513-344-1284 or gdougherty2@gmail.com
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

April 10

UNIPVS - St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, North Carolina in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC
Contact 1: Judy Studer at 401-934-0905 or studerja@hotmail.com
Contact 2: Joan Alix at 401-742-2024 or joantarcalix@hotmail.com

April 24

UNIPVS - St. Mary Catholic Church, Coventry, Connecticut in the Diocese of Norwich, CT
Contact 1: Judy Studer at 401-934-0905 or studerja@hotmail.com
Contact 2: Joan Alix at 401-742-2024 or joantarcalix@hotmail.com

May 9 – May 13

UNIPVS - St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, Fairfax, Virginia in the Diocese of Arlington, VA
Contact 1: Judy Studer at 401-934-0905 or studerja@hotmail.com
Contact 2: Joan Alix at 401-742-2024 or joantarcalix@hotmail.com

May 12 – June 1

NPVS  New York, New York
Contact: Dennis Crilly
914-277-4095 or crillyd@optonline.net

IHMS  El Paso, Texas
Contact: Damian Tovar
915-778-7109 or bluearmytexas@gmail.com

IPVS Canada -  TENTATIVE
[Dates TBD]
Contact:
Patrick Sabat at 219-218-8991 or bonsabat@yahoo.com

June 5

UNIPVS - Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam, Kerens, Texas in the Diocese of Dallas, TX
Contact 1: Judy Studer at 401-934-0905 or studerja@hotmail.com
Contact 2: Joan Alix at 401-742-2024 or joantarcalix@hotmail.com

June 11 – July 1

NPVS – Open
IHMS -
Wheeling/Charleston, West Virginia – TENTATIVE
 IPVS – Not Available

July 14 – July 31

NPVS  San Francisco, California
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com
IHMS – Open
IPVS
  ColumbiaTENTATIVE

August 11 – August 31

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

September 12

UNIPVS - St. Madeline Catholic Church, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA
Contact 1: Judy Studer at 401-934-0905 or studerja@hotmail.com
Contact 2: Joan Alix at 401-742-2024 or joantarcalix@hotmail.com

September 11 – October 1

IPVS  San Antonio, Texas – TENTATIVE
Contacts:
Patrick Sabat at 219-218-8991 or bonsabat@yahoo.com, or
John Scala at 908-689-1700 X 212 or jscala@bluearmy.com

NPVS - Memphis, Tennessee – TENTATIVE

IHMS Not available for tour. Special Event TBA 9-16/17

October 13 – October 28

NPVS  San Jose, California
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

IPVS  Brazil – TENTATIVE
Contacts: Patrick Sabat
219-218-8991 or
bonsabat@yahoo.com

IHMS  St. Paul-Mineapolis, Minnesota – TENTATIVE

November 8 – November 23

NPVS  St. Petersburg, Florida
Contact: Bill Sockey
814-229-1758 or wsockey@bluearmy.com
I
HMS – Open
IPVS – Open

December 4 – December 20 

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

2016

January 5 – January 25

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

February 5 – February 25

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

March 8 – March 22

NPVS  Indianapolis, Indiana – TENTATIVE
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

April 2 – April 22

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

May 3 – May 23

IHMS -  Oakland, California
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

June 3 – June23

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

July 7 – July 27

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

August 7 – August 26

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Denver, Colorado – TENTATIVE
IPVS – Open

September 8 – September 28

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

October 9 – October 28  

IHMS –  Orange, California
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

November 8 – November 21

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

December 2 – December 16

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

2017

January 4 – January 24

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

February 4 – February 24

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

March 7 – March 27

NPVS  San Bernardino, California – TENTATIVE
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com
I
HMS – Open
IPVS – Open

APRIL – NO TOUR POSSIBLE

May 2 – May 22

IHMS  Boston, Massachuttes – TENTATIVE
Contact: Lynn Ken
508-378-7431 or elk314@comcast.net

NPVS   Kansas City, Kansas – TENTATIVE
Contact: Barbara Rew 913-481-1745
or vivabenedict16@yahoo.com

IPVS – Open

June 2 – June 22

NPVS  Green Bay, Wisconsin – TENTATIVE
Contact:  Michael Lee
920-562-5141 or mlee@bluearmy.com

IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

July 7 – July 27

IHMS  Manchester, New Hampshire – TENTATIVE
Contact: Carolyn Scanlon
603-778-9407  or carolyn.scanlon@comcast.net

NPVS  Orange, California
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

IPVS – Open

August 8 – August 28

NPVS  Hartford, Connecticut – TENTATIVE
Contact: George Brayne
860-202-0958 or bev.wa.fatima@cox.net

IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

September 8 – September 28

NPVS  Cincinnati, Ohio – TENTATIVE
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open

October 10 – October 25

NPVS  Chicago, Illinois – TENTATIVE
Contact: Tom Dunn
708-333-5886 or tdjd27@hotmail.com

IHMS  Portland, Oregon
Special Dates: October 3 – October 18

Contact: Brenda Schwartz
503-469-0102 or Brenda.wafpdx@frontier.com

IPVS – Open

November 5 – November 20

IHMS  Rockville Centre, New York – TENTATIVE
Contact: Lisa Vigliotta
631-878-8891 or msv76@optonline.net

NPVS  San Francisco, California
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

IPVS – Open

December 2 – December 17

NPVS – Open
IHMS – Open
IPVS – Open