To make The Message of Our Lady of Fatima known, fully understood, loved and obeyed by all.
The Fatima Center is a grassroots association of Catholic priests and lay people — the type specifically permitted by the Code of Canon Law — formed in 1978 in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s message of hope and warning to mankind.
The founder and International Director is Father Nicholas Gruner, who for more than 30 years, has dedicated his life to promoting interest in, knowledge of, and obedience to the full Message of Our Lady of Fatima.
On May 13, 1967, while he was in Fatima, Pope Paul VI specially blessed 25 Pilgrim Statues of Our Lady of Fatima, which were to travel from place to place in order to remind the faithful about the Fatima Message.
One of these statues has been entrusted for the last 34 years to Father Gruner to promote the full Fatima Message.
The Fatima Center is blessed and honored to be the custodian of this Pilgrim Statue which makes its way throughout the world, wherever the statue is invited.
The statue visits have become the occasion of many spiritual and temporal blessings given through Our Heavenly Mother’s intercession. In this way, many people get to know about our only hope for peace — Our Lady of Fatima’s Peace Plan from Heaven.