Please see the dates below for currently scheduled home visits. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue remains with each home for one week – from Saturday through the following Saturday (unless other arrangements are needed).
Please complete the form below to request your home visit. Lisa will confirm the visit before it will appear on our calendar.
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Below are some ideas for how you can make your visit with Our Lady of Fatima special for you, your family, and guests.
Prepare a suitable location in your home where the Blessed Mother will be enshrined for the duration of the host period which will welcome many to daily prayers and visits. Flowers and candles are encouraged.
Commit to pray the rosary together each day at a time convenient for the family; make a special effort to avoid sin during her presence; if able perform some form of sacrifice or penance during the week of her visit in reparation for sin.
When was Pilgrim Virgin Statue (PVS) Program started?
In 1947 when the Bishop blessed 2 statues of Our Lady of Fatima sending one to the Far East and one to the West. The Ambassadors of Mary was founded in Chicago in 1947 and in 1954 began bringing Pilgrim Statues to homes in Chicago. As of 1987, there were 190 statues on pilgrimage in our country.
What is PVS?
Most people are unable to make a pilgrimage to Fatima. Our Lady, with characteristic humility and love, overcomes this difficulty by reversing the process. She becomes the Pilgrim. Instead of making a pilgrimage to her home in Fatima, she makes a pilgrimage to your home.
Who are the Ambassadors of Mary?
A group of laity who take responsibility for bringing the PVS from home to home each week.
How does the PVS Program work?
Every Saturday, at the appointed hour, the “Guard of honor” goes to the home where the “Pilgrim Virgin” is enthroned. They recite the Rosary and the Prayers to Mother of God. Then they bring the Pilgrim Virgin to the family for whom it is next reserved. Arriving at the next home they set up the statues in the place prepared, recite the Rosary and the Prayer to Our Lady. The family receiving the “Pilgrim Virgin” commits to pray the Rosary each day of the week.
Do we keep track of answered prayers and miracles?
Absolutely! Please be sure to share your experiences, answered prayers, and miracles with us for formal submission to both the PVS Program and Ambassadors of Mary and we also share them with the Legion of Mary.
On May 13th, 1979 in Our Lady of Lourdes church in Daytona Beach, Florida, my father and mother, Barry and Mary Jane McMenamy, along with eleven other couples consecrated themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They promised to move the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima which they received from the Ambassadors of Mary located in Chicago. The statue moved home to home every Saturday. On May 13th, 2017, they celebrated the 38th year of their committment to Our Lady of Fatima. Each Saturday they met at a home and recited the Rosary and prayed to Our Lady of Fatima. They also performed home enthronements to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in each new home.
The answered prayers and miralces over the years have been countless. My mother’s only regret was that she did not keep a journal of all these. My parents now have 34 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. All the grandchildren have received their sacraments and most of the great-grandchildren. My mother and father counted that as being the greatest miralce of moving Our Lady of Fatima. They attribute all their blessings to their love and committment to Our Lady of Fatima.
My father passed away October 1, 2010 leaving my mother as the last surviving member of the orginal group. Thanks to Our Lady of Fatima new members continue to open their homes, hearts, and families to the Pilgrim Virgin which is still moved weekly.
My husband, Ted, and I are now custodians of a new Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which we received from the Ambassadors of Mary in Chicago. Now we invite members of our parish, St. Vincent Ferrer to have the Pilgrim Virgin Statue in their home for a week. Ted and I move the statue from home to home where she is always welcome.