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Barb Ernster

Fatima statue’s cross-country pilgrimage to stop in Naperville

By Jane DonahueChicago Tribune/Naperville Sun Thirty years after the Virgin Mary appeared six times to three young children in the mountains of Fatima in 1917, two statues based on the description of one those children were carved from mahogany. One has a permanent home in the Chapel of Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. The other –

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Barb Ernster

Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Mary Visits Diocese of Madison

Catholic Herald by Kevin Wondrash MADISON — While there have not been any reported apparitions of the Blessed Mother in the Diocese of Madison recently, her presence was greatly felt. From September 26 to September 29, the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima made stops in the diocese as part of its U.S.

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Tour Updates
Barb Ernster

Every parish is something special

By Dan Wagner These last couple of days have been full of prayer and some really neat events, but the days have also been long. We have been trying to squeeze in some necessary RV activities, and at the same time, keep materials stocked at the display tables and keep engaged in the amazing diverse

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Barb Ernster

Heavenly Voices Serenade Our Lady

The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in New Ulm, MN asked for 5 more minutes with the statue on the night of October 16. The statue custodian joked with them that they would have to sing. And they did! Listen to their beautiful serenade to the Blessed Mother.

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Joliet 2019

Our Lady is Coming April 1 A: 3 PM D: NOON April 2 Our Lady of Mercy 701 S Eola Rd Aurora, IL 60504 April 2 TBA       April 3 A: 12 PM D: 12 PM St. Margaret Mary 1450 Green Trails Naperville, IL April 4 rest       April 5 7AM-5PM

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Barb Ernster

Host parishes near Sutherland Springs, TX, pray for victims of mass shooting

Host parishes in the dioceses of San Antonio and Victoria, TX, are praying especially for their brothers and sisters of First Baptist Church in nearby Sutherland Springs where 26 people were shot and killed and 20 more wounded by Devin Patrick Kelley. The host parishes include St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Converse, St. Mary’s Catholic

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Springfield, IL

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima that has been traveling worldwide for over 70 years will be in the Springfield area for just a few days. Please plan to attend one of the scheduled visits. You will be able to learn the story of Fatima and to venerate and pray with this beautiful

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