Pilgrim statue arrives Nov. 11 at St. Stephen's Church

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

Warwick - The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit St. Stephen’s Church in Warwick on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and remain in the church until Saturday, Nov. 12, at noon. The statue was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Mary, the mother of God, each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. The statue was blessed by the Bishop of Fatima on Oct. 13, 1947. Dedicated for churches in the Western Hemisphere, the statue has a full-time custodian and has never stopped traveling in its entire 52 years. After the stature arrives at St. Stephen’s, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, a talk by the custodian of the statue, enrollment in the Brown Scapular and all-night Adoration. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 9, followed by the Rosary and Benediction at 11:45 a.m. For more information about the statue’s visit at St. Stephen’s Church, call 845-986-4028. For more information about the statue, go online at www.pilgrimvirginstatue.com.