Our Lady of Fatima leads procession for peace in Chicago

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CHICAGO – More than a thousand people gathered Saturday night for a peace procession on the Chicago’s Near North Side.
They started at St. John Cantius Church at 825 N. Carpenter and walked along Chicago Avenue to Eckhart Park at 1330 West Chicago Avenue.
Police officers carried the famous statue, Our Lady of Fatima, at the front of the candlelight procession.

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.

During her appearances, Our Lady of Fatima asked that people turn from sin, do penance and pray much, especially the Rosary.

The statue now tours the world with a message of prayer and penance.

Organizers of the procession say their main message is a prayer for peace amid all the violence.