Local News Covers Pilgrim Virgin Statue

June 28, 2016
Source: District of the USA

While the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours our SSPX chapels, we hope that many more are impacted by Our Lady's graces. As evidenced by this article, it seems so!

Carrie Cox, a journalist with the Nothern Kentucky Tribune, wrote an article about the recent visit of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue to the SSPX priory of Our Lady of the Assumption. Our priory and school there was one of the many which has hosted the touring Pilgrim Virgin statue, which is travelling throughout the United States.

For more information about the Pilgrim Virgin statue, please see the links to the side of this page, and the photo gallery below.

We are pleased to share an exerpt of the news article here:

Carrie Cox: Our Lady of Fatima statue travels around the U.S., made a visit to Walton church

June 24th, 2016

Our Lady of Assumption Church, located on Beaver Road in Walton took a turn hosting the statue of Our Lady of Fatima recently. During her visit the church had special events including a candlelight rosary procession.

The statue travels around the United States through the Catholic churches of the Society of St. Pius X. They have over 1000 churches and chapels worldwide represented in 37 countries with 100 churches and 27 schools in the United States. Our Lady of Assumption Church has more than 500 members and a school.

The importance of the visit by a statue may be lost on a secular reader, but to many practicing Catholics the messages of Fatima have a far reaching impact on events around the world today.

According to the story, an apparition of the Virgin Mary (the mother of Jesus) appeared to three shepherd children in Fátima, Portugal in 1917. The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto.