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.