The Our Lady of Fatima staue, hand carved from wood and blessed in 1952, made its way to churches across the region last weekend.
William Sockey, the statue’s official custodian, brought it to St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead last Friday and St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport on Sunday. Mr. Sockey, who lives in Venus, Pa., visited a total of 23 Long Island churches last week.
Worshipers brought rosaries and other religious items to be placed under the robes of the statue.