THE TRAVELING STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA IS COMING TO OUR LOCAL CHURCHES. May 9th at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 238 Detroit St., Pittsfield, Maine and on May 10th, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 64 Free St., Dexter, Maine
The goal of the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is to allow Our Lady of Fatima to claim her dominion over America through her Immaculate Heart, and to bring the urgent Message of Fatima-the Peace Plan from Heaven-to a world in need. It also encourages devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. which was the mission given to Lucia, the seer at Fatima, by Our Lady and Our Lord. Jesus relayed to Sister Lucia in 1936 that he wished to establish devotion to the Immaculate Heart in the Church next to HIS SACRED HEART, and the HE had placed the peace in the world in her Immaculate Heart.
The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by famous sculptor Jose Thedim, upon the precise instructions of Sister Lucia. On October 13, 1947 the statue was blessed by the Bishop of Fatima and commissioned to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin that would carry the blessings of Fatima throughout the world. The Bishop prayed that Mary herself accompany the statue wherever it goes.
Many graces and favors, including cures, and countless conversions have been associated with the precious image. The statue has traveled around the globe many times, visiting more than 100 countries, including Russia and China..
STATUE CUSTODIAN, PATRICK SABAT. The statue travels around the United States in a trailer. Patrick drives the vehicle. Patrick was born in the Philippines and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, later held a teaching position, he hosted a Catholic radio and TV program and ventured into a computer/media production business. Then he was asked to accompany the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima in 2003, mostly to Asia and Australia, and five years later gave up his career to work full time as the Statue Custodian worldwide.
Patrick has visited 25 countries and territories, traveling nearly one million miles by land, sea and air, spreading the message of Fatima and promoting devotion to Our blessed Mother, the Rosary and the Scapular. He has delivered over 2000 engaging talks and various presentations in many different settings. You will note in the schedules below that he will speak at both our churches in the evening.
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Pittsfield, Maine: May 9th
9:15 Mass with procession of the Statue into the church
10:15 private devotions to start
12 pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by additional private devotion until…
6pm Patrick to speak
6:30 Scapular enrollment or private devotions for those not participating with enrollment
7pm Five decades of the Rosary and litany of Our Lady
7:30-8:30 Holy Hour
St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, Maine: May 10th
8:30 Mass with Procession of Statue at start
Private devotions to start
3pm Angelus and five decades of the Rosary
Private devotions to continue
6pm Patrick to speak
6:30 pm 5 decades of Rosary and Litany of Our Lady
7pm Closing Mass (with Patrick to speak)
Directly followed by scapular enrollment and private devotion
Everyone, Catholic and non-Catholic, is welcome to come at anytime during the day, during one of the services or for private devotion. Our Lady will not be alone, someone will be with her at all times during the day and you will be welcome.