Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Opening of the Centennial Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's Appearance

We encourage all families, young adults, leaders of prayer groups and their members, church leaders, our priests, and clergy to attend this event. 

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, the statue that travels around the world will be here on our Islands from January 29 to February 4, 2017. The event below marks the opening of the centennial celebration of Our Lady of Fatima's first apparition to the three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. The Roman Catholic Church in Hawaii invites all to be a part of this celebration. Here in Hawaii, this event -- Solidarity in Prayer -- will be held at Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 1184 Bishop Street on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 7 - 8 p.m. 

Our very own bishop, Bishop Larry Silva, will have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima that was created by the same artist of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima available at the cathedral. Here is excerpt for the October 13th celebration:

“The statue of Our Lady of Fatima we venerate at this evening’s service was made for Sister Mary Dolorine Pires, SS.CC. by Jose Ferreira Thedim, carved the wooden statue of Our Lady of Fatima that now is venerated in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.  Our statue is an exact replica of the one in the Shrine in Fatima and is one of only a handful that was made by the same sculptor.  Sister Mary Dolorine’s father pleaded with the artist to make a special copy of the statue for his daughter, and Sister gifted the statue to Bishop Larry Silva with the intention that it be the legacy of the Diocese of Honolulu.”

Don't miss this significant event in our diocese, Diocese of Honolulu.

For questions or more information, contact Deacon Modesto Cordero, Director of the Office of Worship at mcordero@rcchawaii.org or at (808)585-3342 or Easter Almuena, assistant to the director at ealmuena@rcchawaii.org. Mahalo!

Diocesan link to event, click HERE.