1988 – To The Present
The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue Foundation continues to carry out the mission requested by Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 to the three children, not merely bringing this historic statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the whole world, but more importantly, to bring the message Our Blessed Mother has given to all nations.
In the last 15 years the Statue visited all the continents, crossing the ocean many times; visited dozens of countries and hundreds of dioceses, where millions and millions of devotees came to venerate the miraculous Statue to ask for favors, especially the favor to cure our souls.
As I look back at the last 15 years when I was gifted to continue the scheduling of Our Lady’s Image, it is astounding to review the number of materials used and the number of people this apostolate has touched and affected, especially with gratitude. In 2003, over 4 million people in India alone, came to venerate the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue.
With the hard work of the IPVS Foundation and its custodians, the booklet, “Our Lady of Fatima…. Our Mother Comes To Us”, prepared by our founder, Mr. John Haffert, for free distribution wherever the Miraculous Image visits, comes to 4 million copies, printed in English, Spanish, and French as well as the others languages of the countries the she has visited. We have distributed over 900,000 small and large pictures.
During the thousands of visits to the corners of the earth, the custodians gave a 30-minute talk, 3 or 4 times a day, on the message of Fatima.
While on tour, approximately 22,730 copies of HER OWN WORDS (Sr. Lucia’s Memoirs) were distributed. When we consider the number of scapulars that have been distributed, most of them freely, the number is unbelievable: 1.3 million.
All of the thousands of pledges people have returned, and the separate pledge promising to make the Five First Saturdays, have been sent to Fatima to be buried at the Apparition site.
-Adapted, Mrs. Rose Marie Malburg, President of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Foundation, interview of September 2013.To organize a visit from the Pilgrim Virgin Statue to your diocese, please contact: Mrs. Rose Marie Malburg 8725 Monroe St. Munster, Ind., 46321-2414 USA Telephone: (219) 836-8779 Fax (219) 836-0009