Buenos Aires, Argentina (Thursday, 03-29-2019, Gaudium Press) “Time of grace and mercy, giving thanks for pilgrimage in the Church” will be the motto of the visit of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Argentina that will make in Argentina. The Statue is coming from Portugal. The Statue of Mary will visit several dioceses starting on Tuesday April 2.
At the International Airport of Ezeiza, Bishop Jorge Torres Carbonell, Auxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora, will welcome the Statue at 9:00 a.m. and he will celebrate the Eucharist at the Nuestra Señora de Loreto Chapel, located in Terminal A of the airport.
Our Lady of Fatima, who had already visited Argentina in the past, will remain until November, but it is likely that her visit will be extend until the middle of 2020. Marcelo de Arrechea, spokesperson of Misión Fátima Argentina and the person in charge of the pilgrimage, explained to Aciprensa: “We know when the pilgrimage will begin, but not when it will end, those words are most likely to come from our Lady.”
An important event will take place in the Diocese of Mar de Plata, when the statue will arrive on May 12, and will stay until the 19. There will take place the celebration of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary which happened on May 13, 1917.
Pope Francis himself, through a video of Mission Fatima Argentina, has invited the faithful of his native country to welcome “with affection” the pilgrim Statue of the Our Lady of Fatima, he said: “The Diocese will receive the Mother, who comes to visit her children, she comes to tell them that she loves them, that she cares for them. Do receive her with affection, because she does not come alone, she brings a great gift, her whole life was to give something, to enable something, to bring Jesus, and she is the Mother of Jesus.”
Then he adds: “The Virgin said very few words. At the Annunciation, she said something, and then, what is the main word that the Virgin said? It was at the Weddings of Cana, that she says to the people: “Do everything he says ‘(…) That is the Mother who is going to visit us, and when she visits us, thank her for having brought Jesus, and thank her for that great commandment that she gives to all of us:’ Do everything he says ‘”.
Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim Statue has visited Argentina on several occasions.
Source: Misión Fátima Argentina, Aica and Aciprensa.