Pilgrim virgin statue to visit Valley locations

YOUNGSTOWN — The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which was patterned after the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue and blessed by Pope St. Paul VI during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Fatima apparitions on May 13, 1967, will be in Trumbull and Mahoning counties Wednesday to Oct. 21.

Katie Moran, who coordinates the local visit of the statue through the World Apostolate of Fatima Byzantine Division, said the hand-carved image was given to the United States by the Bishop of Fatima, and was crowned by Cardinal O’Boyle at the National Basilica in Washington, D.C., in 1971, using a crown that was blessed by Pope St. Paul VI.

The statue travels across the United States under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Our Lady’s Blue Army.

The schedule of the statue is:

l Wednesday — 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Assumption Village, 9800 Market St., N. Lima;

l Thursday — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., St. Patrick’s Parish, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard;

l Sept. 30 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunrise Nursing Home, 335 W. McKinley Way, Youngstown;

l Oct. 1 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Franciscan Shrine of Our Lady Comforter of Afflicted , 517 S. Bella Vista Ave., Youngstown;

l Oct. 7 and 8 — 8 a.m. Oct. 7 to 5 p.m. Oct. 8, St. Dominic’s, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown;

l Oct. 9 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson;

l Oct. 12 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosary Rally St. Columba walk to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown;

l Oct 12-13 — 5 p.m. Oct. 12 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 343 Via Mt. Carmel Ave. Youngstown;

l Oct. 16 — 6 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown;

l Oct 17 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown.

For information, email kmoran@bluearmy.com.


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