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.  

NPVS picture downsizedThe National Pilgrim Virgin Statue – NPVS

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.

 

 

IHMPVS2Immaculate 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.

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

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 Statue Tour in your diocese, please contact Deacon Bob Ellis at 920-371-1931 or by email at rellis@bluearmy.com.

Statue Tour Schedule

2014

August 8–28  Buffalo, NY – NPVS
Contact: Francis Zimmerman
716-536-9004 or blessedjesusandmary@juno.com
Buffalo NY Tour Schedule 2014

September 9 – October 4 Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN - IHMS
Contact: Carol Bunt
260-437-1202 or carolbunt111@yahoo.com
Ft Wayne-S Bend, IN Tour Schedule

October 1-30  Oakland, CA – NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com
Oakland CA Daily Tour Schedule
Daily Parish Spiritual Activities

November 1 – 22 Hawaii 
Contact: Patrick Sabat
219-218-8991 or bonsabat@yahoo.com
Hawaii Tour Schedule 

November 9-24  Cincinnati, OH – IHMS
Contact: Julie Niehoff
513-451-9973 or julie_niehoff@msn.com
Cincinnati IHMS 2014 Tour ScheduleREV 11-13

December 4-18 Wheeling-Charleston WVNPVSTENTATIVE

2015

February 1-26  St. Petersburg & Venice, FLNPVS
Contact: John Scala
908-689-1700 x 212 or jscala@bluearmy.com

March 10–30  San Bernardino, CA –  IHMS
Contact: Fred Carlone
909-822-7056 or jsjserv@verizon.net

March 10-30  Richmond VA – NPVS – TENTATIVE

April 10-30  Covington, KY – NPVS – TENTATIVE

May 12 – June 1  New York, NYNPVS
Contact: Dennis Crilly
914-277-4095 or crillyd@optonline.net

May 12 – June 1  El Paso, TX – IHMS – TENTATIVE
Contact: Damian Tovar
915-778-7109 or bluearmytexas@gmail.com

June 11 – July 1 – OPEN

July 14-31  
 San Francisco, CA – NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

August 11-31 – OPEN

September 11 – October 1 – OPEN

October 13-28  Orange, CA  – NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

October 13-28   IHMS – OPEN

November  8-23 – OPEN

December 4-20 – OPEN

2016

January 5-25 – OPEN

February 5-25 – OPEN

March 8-22 – OPEN

April 2-22 – OPEN

May 3-23 - Oakland CA NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

June 3-23 – OPEN

July 7-27 – OPEN

August 7-26 – OPEN

September 8-28 – OPEN

October 9-28 - San Jose CA NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

November 8-21 – OPEN

December 2-16 – OPEN

2017

January 4-24 – OPEN

February 4-24 – OPEN

March 7-27  San Bernardino, CANPVS
Contact: Fred Carlone
908-822-7056 or  jsjserv@verizon.net

April – NO TOUR POSSIBLE

May 2–22  Boston, MAIHMS
Contact: Lynn Ken
508-378-7431 or elk314@comcast.net

May 2–22  Kansas City, KSNPVS – TENTATIVE
Contact: Barbara Rew 913-481-1745
or vivabenedict16@yahoo.com

June 2-22  Green Bay, WI – NPVS
Contact:  Michael Lee
920-562-5141 or mlee@bluearmy.com

July 7-27  Manchester, NHIHMS
Contact: Carolyn Scanlon
603-778-9407  or carolyn.scanlon@comcast.net

July 7-27 Orange CA - NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

August 8-28  Hartford CTNPVS
Contact: George Brayne
860-202-0958 or bev.wa.fatima@cox.net

September 8-28 – OPEN

October 10-25  Chicago, IL – NPVS
Contact: Tom Dunn
708-333-5886 or tdjd27@hotmail.com

October 10-25  Portland, ORIHMS 
Contact: Brenda Schwartz
503-469-0102 or Brenda.wafpdx@frontier.com

November 5–20  Rockville Centre, NYIHMS
Contact: Lisa Vigliotta
631-878-8891 or msv76@optonline.net

November 5-20 San Francisco CA NPVS
Contact: Ying Palmos
909-287-9268 or palmosam@yahoo.com

December 2-17 – OPEN