Since the mid-1970s, the Confraternity of Christ the Priest has been in possession of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, originating from Fatima Portugal in 1949. It travelled throughout Australia promoting devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The travelling statue had a significant impact on the various Australian dioceses and parishes that it visited. See an attached historical report (below) from the CCS contact magazine back in 1965. This is just one example of an extraordinary healing that took place in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
The Confraternity of Christ the Priest from its inception has promoted the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the particular devotions of Our Lady of Fatima, and the Green Scapular.
At Fatima in 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary announced, “Almighty God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” The Confraternity has endeavoured to do this now for over 60 years. It has conducted the perpetual novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary throughout the decades and distributed thousands of copies of the 95 page pamphlet, “Perpetual Novena and Devotions in Honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
To mark the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Portugal, the members of the Confraternity are making available to Cathedral Parishes and others an opportunity for a day of recollection and devotion promoting the messages of Our Holy Mother back in 1917.
Our hope is that the tour of this original travelling statue would begin in April and conclude by the end of October 2017. Naturally, it is important to coordinate arrangements early thus making the best use of travel to the various states. To this end, the bishops of the various dioceses of Australia have been contacted and invited to participate in their Cathedral Church.
As the organisation of the travelling statue for 2017 gradually unfolds, the attached itinerary is updated on another web page. If you would like a visit from our holy Mother of Fatima statue please contact Fr Gerard below. Further information will be posted on this page at a later time. However, you may also ask further questions via the form at the bottom of the page.
Feel free to ask any questions below. We will endeavour to answer them promptly.