PHOTOS: Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visits Baldwin


The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima made a visit to Baldwin on June 9 at St. Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church, giving the community and its surrounding areas the opportunity to pray and take photos with the statue.

The statue, sculpted by Jose Thedim in 1947 and blessed by the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima in the same year, was specifically commissioned to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin. Reflecting the guidance of Sister Lucia, one of the three surviving Fatima Seers, it embodied the vision of Our Lady’s appearance as the Immaculate Heart to the Shepherds.

Since then, it had traveled to over 100 countries.