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Experience the Graces and Blessings of Fatima Today.

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of our Lady's apparitions of Fatima, the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue has begun a 21-month journey across America. This year marks the centennial of when Our Mother Mary appeared in Fatima, Portugal to three children and entrusted them with an important message: that God loves us so much, that we need conversion and we need to pray for our world.

A week prior to Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day, the pilgrim statue will be in the Diocese of Memphis from May 2 - 5. She will visit St. Mary’s parish in Jackson, Tennessee, St. William's in Millington, and the parishes of St. Louis and St. Michael in Memphis.

Priests, Deacons, Religious and all the Lay Faithful in our Diocese are encouraged to make a pilgrimage during this four day Tour, where this miraculous statue will visit in order to experience the graces and blessings of Our Lady of Fatima on this 100th Anniversary.

When Pope Pius XII initiated this sending forth of the statue in 1946, he said: "the favors she performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes."

STATUE CUSTODIAN: PATRICK SABAT

Patrick Sabat was born in the Philippines and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at Our Lady of Peace College Seminary in the Tarlac Diocese; he later held a teaching position at the Tarlac State University. While discerning a vocation to the priesthood, he hosted a Catholic radio and TV program, and ventured into a computer/media production business. He was asked to accompany the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue (IPVS) of Fatima in 2003, mostly to Asia and Australia, and five years later gave up his career to work full time as the IPV Statue custodian worldwide.

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