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Our Lady of Fatima statue visits Beegly Oaks


Published: Fri, October 6, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Relics belonging to Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco, two of the three children present to witness and speak to Mary at Fatima. Relics were on display at Beeghly Oaks during the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Fatima miracles on Aug. 14.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Beeghly Oaks on Aug. 14 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of her appearances at Fatima.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Judy Studer, custodian of the Our Lady of Fatima statue, told her story of her rekindled faith to those at Beeghly Oaks on Aug. 14 for the Our Lady of Fatima mass and communion.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Monsignor Cariglio led a mass ceremony at Beeghly Oaks as a part of the celebration of Our Lady of Fatima on Aug. 14.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Beegly Oaks offered rosaries and pictures of Our Lady of Fatima on Aug. 14 as a part of the 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's appearances at Fatima.

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com

Beeghly Oaks hosted a mass and communion ceremony on Aug. 14 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Virgin Mary’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal.

Judy Studer, custodian of the statue, explained the meaning of the statue and story behind it. In 1917, three children reported having seen an apparition of Mary, mother of Jesus. These apparitions happened six times from May to October. These children were Sister Lucia, Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco. She told the children to pray and sacrifice daily to bring peace to the world and end World War I and promised that a miracle would happen in October. On Oct. 13 of that year, the Miracle of the Sun happened.

Jose Thedim sculpted the Our Lady of Fatima statue in 1947 based on the description given to him by Sister Lucia. Pope Pius XII blessed the statue during that same year before its first pilgrimage. The statue has become a symbol for peace on Earth. Leaders of the United Nations welcomed and prayed to the statue on May 12 of this year, marking the second time the statue has been to the United Nations.

Alison Alvino coordinated the event at the Beeghly Oaks facility, setting the event outside with tents and plenty of water. Monsignor Michael Cariglio led the mass ceremony. After mass, Judy Studer gave a speech on the history of the miracle at Fatima, the statue, and the events in her life that have led her to being so passionate about Our Lady of Fatima. Catherine Moran scheduled the Our Lady of Fatima statue to visit numerous diocese throughout the area, such as Kent’s St. Patrick Church and the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Youngstown.

For more information, call Moran at 330-647-3833


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