The Centenary Crown

The Centenary Crown

In honour of  the Fatima Centenary year, the firm of Leitão & irmão in Portugal offered to Our Lady a special new silvergilt crown which they designed and created, as illustrated.

This crown is now being used for the WAF England and Wales National Pilgrim Virgin Statue, which was given to this country in 1968 by the Bishop of Fatima, and blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and St John Paul II in 1982.

The richly bejewelled original crown was created in 1942. It contains the bullet that went through the body of Pope St John Paul II on 13 May 1981, and is only worn on the Statue in Fatima on the 13th of the month.

It was made by the grandfather of Mr Jorge Leitão, the managing director of his company.

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