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Statue tour helps spread Fatima message that prayer can change human history

Students from Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington wave white cloths and sing "Ave Maria" as the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima is carried in procession outside the school on Sept. 19. (Provided photo/Bernie Hunt)

  Our prayers and the way we live our lives can change history. That was among the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima nearly 100 years ago emphasized anew last weekend as the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima’s “Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace” made several stops in the Diocese of Peoria. “We […]

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Galesburg, Champaign, Bloomington are stops Sept. 16-19 on tour of Fatima statue

Patrick Sabat, the principal custodian of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima, has been traveling with the statue since 2003.

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima, on a two-year “Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary in the Portugal village, will be hosted in Galesburg, Champaign and Bloomington from Sept. 16-19. The statue was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim on instructions from Sister Lucia, who […]

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