Sunday, November 8, 2015

Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue Visits our Chapel

Today marks the end of the three day visit of our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue to Saint Louis, Saint Mary's Assumption Chapel with her procession through Lafayette Square in Saint Louis.  Early next week she will visit our school, Queen of the Holy Rosary Academy where the school will be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, as our Chapel was today.

Her trip throughout the U.S. District will last through 2017 wherein we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.  Her schedule for 2015 can be found here.

May she protect and bless us!
"In 2014 the U.S. district commissioned a special statue of Our Lady of Fatima, hand carved and painted according to the vision described by Sister Lucy in her memoirs.  It was blessed in August 2014 by outgoing District Superior, Father Arnaud Rostand and solemnly crowned on the departure of the route on March 25, 2015 by current District Superior Father Jurgen Wegner.

In the spirit of the past Rosary Crusades, we seek to deepen our relationship with our beloved Mother; to recall that the rosary is an indispensable means of salvation especially for our families; to foster an apostolic spirit of sacrifice whose source is the Mass and whose most common expression is found on the practice of the duties of state; to assist the Pope with our prayers, and thereby hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart."  

- from the book 'Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue, Devotional Book' 

- hsdad


traddadof4 said...

What an enchanting visitor you had. Ora pro nobis!

David Heath said...

I sure miss my old parish, but I'm glad to see She is thriving! Someday soon I hope the school will also be located beside the church for even more vibrancy!(Though I've many hours invested at and in QHR!)