The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, will be travelling around the country, visiting almost every Cathedral, as well as some abbeys and churches for this centenary year of Our Lady's apparitions, which occurred between May and October 1917.
The visit to Plymouth Cathedral will be on 24th and 25th June 2017.
The visit will include Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark, and the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that was made by Cardinal Nicols in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, 18th February, as well as the crowning of the statue. People will be able to venerate the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, and there will be enrolment in the Brown Scapula, Fatima devotions, including the Rosary, Fatima talks and also a DVD film of The Little Shepherds.
Details of the programme of visits can be seen by visiting the World Fatima website.
You can also find links on the above website with information about the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue that was given to England and Wales by the Bishop of Fatima in 1968, and also information about the new Centenary Crown, which has been specially made for the statue by visiting the World Fatima website.
The Holy Father has granted a plenary indulgence until November 2017, because of the Centenary Year. Please click here to find out how to obtain this.
We pray that Our Lady will obtain many graces and blessings for the diocese at her visit to Plymouth Cathedral on the 24th and 25th June 2017.