Nossa Senhora das Dores
A statue of Our Lady of Sorrows in the parish church of Oliveira, Portugal. The statue is especially venerated during the town’s Holy Week celebrations.
A vintage postcard of a procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima in Celorico da Beira, Portugal.
Nossa Senhora do Carmo
The baroque altar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Carmelite church in Porto, Portugal.
Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima
A vintage postcard of the statue and basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Portugal.
Nossa Senhora de Campanhã
The statue of Our Lady of Campanhã in Porto, Portugal.
According to legend the statue once fell during a procession, as a result of which Mary’s right hand broke off. The next day a spring came up from the spot where the statue had hit the ground. This was considered a miracle.
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.