Pilgrimage Days to the Shrine for groups of 10 or more.
Parish, school and Confirmation groups are all welcome to the Shrine. There is plenty of parking for buses and cars. We ask that you schedule your visit with the shrine office by phoning 631-325-0661. We will set up a day of pilgrimmage and a registration form for your convenience.
Priests and deacons are welcome to lead a group through a Day of Prayer or Pilgrimage. Mass can be scheduled at any time between 10 AM and 3 PM. We encourage all pilgrims and groups to join our community Mass which is celebrated each day at 11:30 AM. Priests and Deacons are always welcomed to concelebrate with the Montfort Community. Please call the front office to make a reservation for your group.
NATIONAL PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA
The Division of the Diocese of Rockville Centre of the World Apostolate of Fatima, hosted the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue in Suffolk and Nassau counties from November 7 - 20, 2012. It was a most successful event and tour which 1300 paishioners throughout the diocese made a commitment of daily prayer for peace, conversion and prayer of reparation. This is the message of Fatima which began in the summer of 1916 by the first apparation to the three shepherd children by the Angel of Peace!
The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the USA is a lovely wooden hand-carved Image of Our Lady of Fatima given to our country by the Bishop of Fatima in 1967, blessed by Pope Paul VI and crowned by Cardinal O'Boyle in the National Basilica in Washington, DC in 1971. The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue is available for diocesan visits. The statue can be the focal point of renewing interest in the Fatima Message and informing many Catholics who are unaware of the important message of conversion and peace brought by the Mother of God to three shepherd children in 1917 at Fatima, Portugal. "The message is more important today than it was 95 years ago", stated by Fr. Apostoli from Fatima for Today.
The Statue travels around the United States of America under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, spreading the important Message of Fatima. Typically, the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue will tour for three weeks in a given diocese. The custodian accompanying the statue will talk about Our Lady’s Message of Fatima. www.wafusa.org
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