East Hanover cemetery getting visit from famous statue from Portugal associated with Catholic miracles
Posted in Latest News on May 30, 2012 by Jorge Repollet
The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of our Lady of Fátima will be visiting two New Jersey cemeteries, including Gate of Heaven in East Hanover, in June. The statue was sculpted in 1947, and numerous miracles were noted with the siting of the statue. / Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Newark
EAST HANOVER — The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fátima will be visiting two New Jersey cemeteries including Gate of Heaven on June 5.
The statue was sculpted in 1947 and blessed by the Bishop of Leiria at Fátima, Portugal, where numerous miracles were noted with the siting of the statue, according to a press release from the Archdiocese of Newark.
The statue was then sent out to bring the message of Fátima to the world, visiting more than 100 countries, including Russia and China, bringing a message of hope, the release said.
The statue begins her New Jersey pilgrimage with a tour at Gate of Heaven Cemetery that starts at 9 a.m. with the celebration of Mass at the Chapel Mausoleum, according to the release, which said people are invited to attend and pray and take part in several ceremonies including praying the Rosary, a presentation by the custodians about the Apparitions, the history of the pilgrim virgin devotion and its meaning.
“We invite New Jersey residents and all Catholic families alike to attend, pray and rejoice with us in the welcoming of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima,” said Andrew Shafer, the executive director of the Archdiocese.
The second day of the New Jersey tour, June 6, will continue at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, starting at 9 a.m.
For more information, visit www.rcancem.org or call Jorge Repollet at 973-887-0286