Six parishes welcome traveling Fatima statue for centennial celebrations

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The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was hosted July 22 at Holy Rosary Parish in Tacoma. Photo: Courtesy Holy Rosary Parish, Tacoma The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was hosted July 22 at Holy Rosary Parish in Tacoma. Photo: Courtesy Holy Rosary Parish, Tacoma

Six parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle welcomed the traveling International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima during this year that marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal. 

Sculptor José Thedim crafted the 3-1/2-foot-high International Pilgrim Virgin Statue in 1947, carving it according to precise instructions of Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Mary at Fatima.

The traveling statute is intended to bring Mary’s message of hope, peace and salvation to the millions of people who can’t make a tour to Fatima. The national tour, which ends in December, includes stops at 150 parishes.