This is the world famous International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. It was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, according to the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the children who saw Mary.
It was blessed to be the pilgrim, the traveler. Sent out to bring the message of Fatima to the world, it has been traveling continuously ever since. It has crisscrossed the world many times, visiting more than 100 countries, including Russia and Red China, and brought the great message of hope, “the peace plan from heaven,” to millions of people.
Many miracles and signal graces are reported whenever it travels. In 1951 Pope Pius XII remarked: “In 1946 we crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the next year, through Her Pilgrim Statue, She set forth as though to claim Her Dominion, and the favors She performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes.”
This statue has been seen shedding tears many times, some cases very well documented.