Pilgrim Virgin statue to be in Mendota Oct. 10

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima

Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be part of the World Apostolate of Fatima 2015 congress Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Peter Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota.

The statue has been traveling around the globe for nearly 70 years and been seen in more than 100 countries, including Russia and China, bringing the Fatima message of salvation and hope to millions of people. Veneration of the statue will be open to the public from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The congress — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — includes an opening Mass, sosary, Fatima prayers and veneration of the statue. Opening talks on Fatima, which is approaching its 100 year anniversary in 2017, and the Divine Mercy message, will be presented by Father John Gallas, spiritual director of the World Apostolate of Fatima, and Justin Stroh, director of faith formation at Divine Mercy Parish in Faribault. Stroh and members of his family will provide music for the program as well.

The statue is accompanied by custodian Patrick Sabat, who will speak on the history and stories associated with the statue.

Registration for the 2015 Fatima Congress is $30 (adults); $15 (under 21). A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Register online at http://www.fatimaonline.org or mail checks to Janice Hugo, 13010 Hialeah Path, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Register at the door after Oct. 7.

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