April 29, 2022
Dear Friends in Christ,
The shrine will CLOSE Monday, May 2 until August due to renovation construction. 
All-day Saturday, April 30 and through the night until Sunday, May 1 the ORIGINAL 1947 miraculous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be at St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, MI 48341). The only other original from 1947 has been enshrined in Fatima since 1982. Yes, there are other traveling “Pilgrim Virgin Statues” of Our Lady of Fatima, and God works His wonders through them too, but this one was CARVED FROM CEDAR WOOD AT THE DIRECTION OF SISTER LUCY by the “Michaelangelo of Portugal,” Jose Thedim and is the ONLY ORIGINAL ONE traveling the world.
Come and ask your spiritual Mother for graces and mercy which she will obtain from our Savior, her risen Son, Jesus Christ. The schedule for the 2-day visit is below. 
(9:00 am) Doors open & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Confession available at any time. Fr. Alex will be available in the chapel all-night long.
(11:30 am) Rosary
(12:00 pm) Holy Mass
(1:00 pm) Exposition & Rosary (15 decades)
(Exposition will continue until Sunday morning’s Benediction.)
(2:00 pm) Chaplet of Divine Mercy
(5:00 pm) Evening Prayer
(6:00 pm) Rosary (15 decades)
(7:00 pm) Chaplet of Divine Mercy
(8:00 pm) Night Prayer
All-night prayer with 5-decade Rosary every hour.
(8:00 am) Morning Prayer
(9:00 am) Eucharistic Benediction
(11:30 am) Doors close: The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will travel to Belle Isle after this stop.
To communicate with me, email me at abunaalex@yahoo.com or call/text me at (313) 727-9784. God bless you!
In Jesus, Mary & Joseph,
Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM                                     
Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries