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The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Our Lady each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. On October 13, 1947, in the presence of some 150,000 pilgrims, the statue was blessed by the Bishop of Leiria at Fatima to be the pilgrim, the traveler. Sent out to bring the Message of Fatima to the world, the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue has traveled the world many times, visiting more than 100 countries.

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  • The Peace Plan

    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven

    The Peace Plan from Heaven is a call for prayer and penance offered in reparation for sin. Our Lady said at Fatima, "War is a punishment for sin." She asks for Communions of Reparation on the First Saturday of the month and that we daily offer up each act as a sacrifice for sin, pray the Rosary, be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart, and wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of this consecration.

  • Pope Pius XII Blesses the Pilgrim Virgin Statue

    Pope Pius XII Blesses the second International Pilgrim Virgin Statue

    On October 24th, 1952, the Holy Father, Pope Pius XII, graciously granted an audience to three priests of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society: Rev. D. Stringer, Very Rev. A. Chafe, Vicar General, and Rt. Rev. Wm. C. McGrath, custodian and Director of the Pilgrim Virgin Tour. After blessing the Pilgrim Virgin Statue, His Holiness imparted a special blessing to the work of the Society and to the Fatima Pilgrimage.

Why the World Needs the Rosary

The great Marian prayer for peace is so relevant in the current culture.

Why the World Needs the Rosary

Before Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was our Pope, at the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia on Aug. 13, 1976, he declared: "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through... We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel."  That is still true today.

Russian archbishop crowns the IPVS in Fatima, Portugal

Our Lady’s promise for his country

Russian archbishop crowns the IPVS in Fatima, Portugal

Among the more than half a million people who gathered at Fatima in October of 2007 for the 90th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, was Archbishop Tadeusz Kondruchewicz, the first Catholic bishop consecrated in Russia in the post Communist era. He had been consecrated Archbishop of Moscow in 1991.

In Loving Memory of John Haffert

Co-Founder of the Blue Army

John Haffert and Pope John Paul II

On October 31, 2001, a truly great man of world-wide renown, John Mathias Haffert, passed peacefully from this life, praying his Rosary, in the presence of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. It was appropriate that he die during October, the month of the Holy Rosary. His life was dedicated to promoting the Message of Our Lady of Fatima and the related Brown Scapular devotion. He was the Co-Founder of The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima (World Apostolate of Fatima), a Church-approved Catholic Apostolate with millions of members all over the world.

First Saturdays Explained

"I promise to assist them at the hour of death, with all graces necessary for the salvation of their souls."

First Saturdays Explained

On June 13, 1917, Lucia asked the Blessed Virgin to lead them to Heaven. The Blessed Virgin answered: "Yes, I will lead Jacinta and Francisco there soon. But you (Lucia) will remain here some time longer. JESUS WANTS TO USE YOU TO MAKE ME KNOWN AND LOVED. HE WANTS TO ESTABLISH IN THE WORLD DEVOTION TO MY IMMACULATE HEART (Through the Five First Saturdays.) I PROMISE SALVATION TO THOSE WHO ADOPT THIS DEVOTION AND THE SOULS WHO PRACTICE IT (The Five First Saturdays) WILL BE BELOVED OF GOD. THEY WILL BE AS FLOWERS PLACED BY ME ADORNING HIS THRONE."

Our Lady of Fatima: Our Mother Comes To Us

A powerful little booklet explains the requests of Fatima, and how to fulfill them.

Our Lady of Fatima: Our Mother Comes To Us

The message of Our Lady of Fatima is for all mankind, and it is just as cogent and important in our day as when it was first given in 1917. Many people the world over have never even heard about Our Lady's crucial apparition at Fatima, let alone read her message. Become an apostle of Our Lady by distributing this inexpensive but powerful little booklet.

No One Can Say There Is No Hell

Hell exists, and we might go there.

Hell is Real

"I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the Abysses of Hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence... the devils were full of hatred for me, but they had to obey me at the command of God. What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw. But I noticed one thing: That most of the souls there are those who disbelieved that there is a hell." (Diary 741)

Pilgrim Statue Visits 9/11 Crash Site

Pilgrim Statue Visits 9/11 Crash Site

Bob and Karen Kirsch of Saint Benedict Parish in Carrolltown request the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as the International Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima statue visited the site of the September 11, 2001 crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Somerset County. "I feel sad," said Karen, looking out over the field where the plane went down. "It shows how people gave up their lives for people they didnt know," she said. Bob was equally moved, noting "You wonder what they could have been thinking before the plane hit the ground."