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Statue of our Lady of Fatima

In 1919 Gilberto Fernandes dos Santos, a devotee from Torres Novas, commissioned the house of Fânzeres in Braga  to carve the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in response to the desire manifested by the pilgrims of Fatima to have an image that they could venerate.

The image of the "Lady surrounded by light", as described by the three little shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, was carved in Brazilian cedar, measures 1.04 meters in height and was inspired on the model of Our Lady of Lapa (Ponte de Lima). It was carved according to the accounts given by the seers to Canon Manuel Formigão.

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