During the months of September and October, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine received an upgrade under the wise consultation of Alan MacPhee.
Sculptor Henry Chikoti, his son, home on vacation from his studies, donated his skills to repair the Fatima children and wash the Statue of Our Lady.
Here is Henry washing down the Madonna.
When he returns home next summer, he will repaint Our Lady of Fatima and the restoration will be complete.
Members of the Knights of Columbus (Brady Grant, Phillip Beaulac and Luke Pierlot) volunteered to re-install the children while their organization supplied the materials.
Other Knights Glen Mahar and Stephen LaPierre repaired, painted and re-installed the white cross on the entry sign to the Mount.
David Walsh was hired to remove the old steps and re-design the pathway to the Shrine, remove large stones from the Shrine as well as remove low-hanging branches and dying shrubs to enhance the tidiness, visibility and accessibility to the Shrine.
The Sisters are delighted with the project and are grateful to these generous men and pray that their families will be richly blessed for their loving service to us.