By Paul Schmitt
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay was host to the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on Wednesday. The statue travels the United States under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima to bring the message hope, peace, and salvation to millions of people. Statue Custodian Bill Sockey says the reception this year coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima has been great.
The historic statue was blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and has been in the Green Bay Diocese since June 2. It will now travel to Manchester New Hampshire in July. You can see pictures of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of our Lady of Fatima below: