Our Lady of Fatima Statue Visits New York Parishes
A woman kneels in prayer Nov. 14 in front of the Our Lady of Fatima statue at St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction.
Parish volunteer Patrick Moore distributes scapulars as people enter St. Columba. Parishioners of St. George and St. Francis parish in Sullivan County pose with the statue Nov. 11.
Father Michael McLoughlin, pastor of St. Columba, blesses parishioners’ scapulars.
The statue is carried in procession from St. George's Church in Jeffersonville.
Father Ignatius Vu, pastor, is next to statue, and Deacon Larry Knack is far left in this group photo.
The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is nearing the end of a month-long visit to parishes and other Catholic institutions in the archdiocese.
Recent visits in the mid-Hudson Valley included St. Columba, Hopewell Junction; Holy Trinity, Poughkeepsie; and St. George-St. Francis, Jeffersonville.
“We are very privileged to have the Fatima statue visit our church,” Father Ignatius Vu, pastor of St. George-St. Francis parish, said of the statue’s visit to St. George.
The tour ends Friday, Nov. 22, at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan, where Father James Miara, the pastor, is spiritual director of the Archdiocesan Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima.