AOLG welcomes the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima

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Academy senior Elthea Miguel places the crown on the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima upon her arrival. (USY Photo / AOLG)

For the Umatuna Si Yu’os

The world famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited the Academy of Our Lady of Guam (AOLG) at the AOLG Ysrael Fine Arts Auditorium on Jan. 25, 2018 from noon to 2 p.m.

Academy students, faculty and staff welcomed the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima by gathering at the school’s auditorium to celebrate her visit on campus.

The event started with the observance of the Pilgrim Statue’s arrival at the school’s Auditorium with the students assembled. AOLG students Kateri Santos and Elthea Miguel led everyone in praying the rosary.

AOLG students welcome the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima at the assembly on Jan. 25, 2018. (USY Photo / AOLG)

Larry Maginot, one of the two travelling custodial escorts of the statue, gave a presentation and shared with the students the Virgin Mary apparitions from May to October 1917 witnessed by the three young shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta.

Maginot spoke of Mary’s message about the significance of offering ourselves to God and bearing the sufferings we experience in our lives as an act of atonement for our sins. He also reminded us of Our Lady of Fatima’s request in her apparitions to pray the rosary every day for peace worldwide.

Academy senior Kateri Santos leads the student assembly in praying the rosary. (USY Photo / AOLG)

After Maginot’s presentation, Principal Mary Meeks invited students, faculty and staff, and guests to offer prayer requests and petitions to Our Lady of Fatima during her visit.

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima has been traveling worldwide since 1947. This is her fourth visit to Guam. The travelling Fatima Statue’s tour on the island started on Jan. 15, 2018 and will visit various locations on Guam until Feb. 3, 2018.