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The statue commemorates the centenary of the Apparitions at Fatima.

Our Lady of Fátima is a Catholic title of Mary, mother of God based on the Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal. The three children were Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

Bishop José Alves Correia da Silva declared the events worthy of belief on 13 October 1930.  On 13 May 1946, Pope Pius XII granted a canonical coronation to the venerated image enshrined at the Chapel of the Apparitions of Fátima via his apostolic legate, Cardinal Benedetto Aloisi Masella. On 11 November 1954, he raised the Sanctuary of Fátima to the status of a minor basilica by his papal brief Luce superna.

The published memoirs of Lúcia dos Santos in the 1930s revealed two secrets that she claimed came from the Virgin while the third secret was to be revealed by the Catholic Church in 1960. The controversial events at Fátima gained fame due partly to elements of the secrets, prophecy and eschatological revelations allegedly related to the Second World War and possibly more global wars in the future, particularly the Virgin's alleged request for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Address:229 Marius Street, Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, Tamworth, 2340
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.091672
Long: 150.933582
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Monument Type:Statue
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 13th October, 2017
Front Inscription

Our Lady of Fatima

This statue celebrates the centenary of Our Lady`s apparitions at Fatima

Blessed by Most Rev. Michael Robert Kennedy, DD  Bishop of Armidale on the 13th of October 2017

Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription


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