The United Nations International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Ambassador of Hope, will be displayed at the U.N. on May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., those who serve as custodians for it have informed us.
Blessed in 1952 by the Bishop of Leira, Portugal, the statue, like other Fatima pilgrim statues, is making special rounds in commemoration of the apparition's hundredth anniversary, say Judy Studer, who takes the U.N. Madonna on tour, and Joan Tarca Alix, who also assists. It's one of only four carved under the direction of Fatima seer Lucia dos Santos. The statues are under the direction of thevWorld Apostolate of Fatima.
On May 13, the day after its appearance at the U.N., the statue will be at St. Patrick's Cathedral from ten a.m. until four p.m. with Mass from noon to 2 p.m. During that time there will also be a procession and Holy Hour. May 13, has taken on monumental importance in the Fatima history, with the Pope set to celebrate the anniversary on that day. Those interested in the U.N. event, which will be held in Conference Room 2, may reserve a place here (deadline for reservations, May 9). (Read More)