The launch of the World Apostolate of Fatima's U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
The historic tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, will feature the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years.
The tour runs through all 50 states and will be an extraordinary occasion of healing, hope and grace. The statue was created in 1947 based on Sister Lucia's description of her encounters with Our Lady.
Come and experience the blessing of gathering with others devoted to Our Lady when the statue visits these parishes in our archdiocese.
Scheduled visits to parishes:
Friday, Oct. 13, Saint Joseph and the official Oklahoma Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
Saturday, Oct. 14, Saint Mary, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15, Saint Monica, 8 a.m. – 6 a.m. (overnight)
Monday, Oct. 16, Saint Damien of Molokai, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Latin Mass)
Tuesday, Oct. 17, Saint Paul the Apostle, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, Prince of Peace, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This epic journey across the United States is to allow Our Lady of Fatima, the Queen of Peace, to claim her dominion over our country and to bring the message of Fatima – the peace plan from heaven – to a world in need. Our Lord told Sister Lucia that he had placed the peace of the world in the Immaculate Heart.
The Pilgrim Virgin Statue has visited more than 100 countries, bringing Mary's powerful and timeless message of salvation and hope to millions. Countless favors and graces have been reported wherever the Virgin Statue has traveled.
For more information, go online to www.fatimatourforpeace.com
Prayer for the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace
O Queen of the Rosary, Sweet Virgin of Fatima, who has deigned to appear in the land of Portugal, we beg you to watch over our dear homeland and assure its moral and spiritual revival.
Bring back peace to all the nations of the world so that all, our own nation in particular, may be happy to call you their Queen and the Queen of Peace. Amen.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for our country.
Our Lady of Fatima, obtain for all humanity a lasting peace.