Our Lady of Fatima statue at nearly five feet tall, this awe-inspiring exclusive replicates the legendary vision that appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. From the rosary to the upturned eyes of the faithful ones, its master sculptor ensures that this work will be the crowning glory of any sacred spot in church, home or garden.
Fatima Prayers and Reparations
Our Lady of Fátima (formally known as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima) is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on apparitions reported to have been experienced by three shepherd children at Fátima. The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Many Roman Catholics recite prayers based on Our Lady of Fatima. Lúcia said that the Lady emphasized Acts of Reparation and prayers to console Jesus for the sins of the world. Lúcia said that Mary’s words were, “When you make some sacrifice, say ‘O Jesus, it is for your love, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” At the first apparition, Lúcia wrote, the children were so moved by the radiance they perceived that they involuntarily said “Most Holy Trinity, I adore you! My God, my God, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament.” Lúcia also said that she heard Mary ask for these words to be added to the Rosary after the Gloria Patri prayer: “O my Jesus, pardon us, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need.”
Several images of Our Lady of Fatima has merited various acclamations
- The International Pilgrim of Fatima, having traveled the world since the 1950s.
- The statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary above the main facade of the shrine at Fatima, to which Sister Lúcia dos Santos conceded the closest resemblance to her Marian apparitions in 1917.
- The famed statue carved by Jose Thedim, now enshrined within the Chapel of Apparitions and was canonically crowned on 13 May 1946 by Pope Pius XII and venerated by Pope John Paul II in 1982 by adding his assassination bullet to the same crown.
- The International Pilgrim of Fatima, informally known as the Pilgrim Statue which has travelled across the world upon being blessed on 13 October 1947 by the local bishop of Leiria, Portugal.
- The so-called U.N. Virgin Fatima statue, which once remained within the oratory chapel of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, United States and was blessed by the Bishop of Leiria on 13 October 1952.