A vintage postcard of a procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima in Celorico da Beira, Portugal.
Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima
A vintage postcard of the statue and basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Portugal.
Madonna di Fatima
A statue of the Our Lady of Fatima in Ravenna, Italy.
It is believed that the statue miraculously wept on several occasions in the early 1970s, after which it became an object of fervent devotion and pilgrimages.
A statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the parish church of Għarb on the island of Gozo, Malta.
A vintage postcard of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Hofheim, Germany.
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is being flown from Lisbon to Rome today, where it will arrive at Fiumicino airport at 14h00 local time. From there it will be taken to the Vatican, where it will be greeted by pope Francis.
The statue will spend the night in the church of Our Lady of Divine Love, a popular place of pilgrimage just outside Rome. Sunday morning the statue will be taken to St Peter’s square, where it will be at the centre of pope Francis’ consecration of the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. In the afternoon Our Lady of Fatima will be flown back to her Portuegese hometown.
Nossa Senhora de Fátima
A vintage postcard of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal. Next month this statue will be brought to St Peter’s square in Rome for a special celebration in honour of Mary.