What is the National Pilgrm Virgin Statue?
The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue is a hand-carved Image of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue was first brought to the UK in 1969 having been blessed by the Bishop of Fatima in May 1968.
The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco travelled around the country, visiting various Cathedrals and churches in 2017, which was the Centenary year of the Fatima message, which was given by the Blessed Virgin between May and October 1917.
The Pilgrim Virgin Statue was crowned at Walsingham, the National Shrine of Our Lady, with a crown specially blessed by His Holiness Pope Paul in May 1971 to mark the centenary.
When Pope John Paul II came to England in 1982, he blessed the National Pilgrim Virgin statue while at the Apostolic Nunciature in Wimbledon.
This Febraury the Statue continues its pilgrim tour around the UK with a visit to Salford Cathedral along with the relics of Sts Jacinta and Fransisco, on 23-24th February. We have created a exciting programme for the two days and we would be delighted to welcome you along to some or all of the events across the two days.