THE HISTORY OF
THE INTERNATIONAL PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE OF
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
(Saskatoon, SK, Canada.)
Background information: José Ferreira Thedim (São Mamede do Coronado, 1892 - São Mamede do Coronado, 1971) was a Portuguese sculptor. He was best known for having sculptured in 1920, under the guidance of Sister Lucia, the first 1.10 cm International Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima that is found in the Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. The original statue was carved from Brazilian cedar wood.
History: In January, 2019, Master José Neves, in his 60's, carved the wooden 105 cm/41 inches cedar statue, of the International Pilgrim Virgin of Our Lady of Fatima that is found on this website.
José Neves has a strong tradition in sculpture and Sacred Art. He is a follower of the school of Thedim masters mentioned above.
In February, 2019, Master José Neves painted the statue of Our Lady of Fatima with oil paint and thin gold 22kl.
On March 8, 2019, the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, with her crown and crystal clear Rosary, began her first voyage. She left Fatima by FedEx (Flight).
On March 9, 2019, Our Lady of Fatima arrived in Madrid, Spain.
On March 11, 2019, she passed through Roissy Charles, in De Gaulle, France.
On March 12, 2019, Our Lady of Fatima travelled to Newark and then Memphis, NJ, USA.
On March 13, 2019, Our Lady of Fatima arrived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Two days later, on March 15, 2019, Our Lady arrived in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. At 2:30 PM, FedEx delivered the wooden crate with its content. At 3:30 PM, Our Lady of Fatima was freed from the wooden crate by Jonn Miller, the custodian of the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
On March 20, 2019, Fr. Jean-Baptist Murhumwa of St. Martyrs Canadiens Parish in Saskatoon blessed the Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima at 9:00 AM.
On January 27, 2021, the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was relocated to Humboldt, SK to the new residence of its custodian.
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