The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima blessed the faithful of the West Hawaii vicariate yesterday. Parishioners and clergy honored her with a procession and coronation ceremony, and placed at her feet flowers and their personal prayer intentions.
Marjorie Fujimoto, parishioner at St. John the Baptist in Kealakekua (a mission church of St. Benedict parish), sent us the following reflection on the Blessed Mother’s first stop:
The pilgrimage of Our Lady of Fatima has brought our parish closer in the planning and the implementation of those plans to this day of great celebration. It was good to witness the participants and parishioners working together, and to see how all this came together, bringing the children and adults to be actively involved. It brings to mind the scripture “suffer not the little children to come to me” — the Mother of Jesus “Our Mother” calls us to come and pray, drawing us closer to Jesus… “for such is the kingdom of God.”
Enjoy the following images from Our Lady’s visit to the Big Island west side.
Today the statue of the Blessed Mother is at St. Joseph Church in Hilo. Parishioners there have scheduled Mass, benediction and adoration, a living rosary, confession and vespers until 7 p.m. Contact Laureen Salboro, email@example.com or 987-7351.