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'1 ,11 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 22, 2004 - 67 Virgin Mary 0f-Fatima coming St. Edmond's Parish Nov. 20-21 By Karl Chalabala Reh0both Catholics will welcome the Virgin Mary .of Fatima, an internationally traveling statue, in an atonement service for mankind at St. Edmond's Parish this weekend. In 1917, according to Catholic tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Vatican documents say the Virgin Mary asked the children the devote themselves to her "im- maculate heart" as reparations for the sins of man, and by doing so, peace will be brought to the world. "We were so close," wrote Sister Lucia Santo, 97, of the first of seven apparitions. "We were bathed in the light that surrounded her, or rather, radiated from her. Then she spoke to us." The Virgin Mother's message of peace inspired sculptor Jose Thedim to create a mahogany statue in 1947, based on Santo's description. On October 13, 1947, the Bishop of Leiria at Fati- ma, blessed the statue to be the pilgrim and said it should travel the world. And this weekend, she visits St. Edmond's Parish in Rehoboth Beach. "This statue is the same pilgrim statue that has been traveling for 54 years," said event organizer and St. Edmond's parishioner Ann McDevitt. "It will be a long time before the statue comes back here again." McDevitt said the statue's caretakers, the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, arranged for the statue Continued on page 68 Planning Beg00 00tbe i ! Western Parkway Project Submitted graphlc The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima, reputed to ha' re miraculods powers, visits St. Edmond's Parish this weekl rod. The statue has traveled the world for 54 consecu- tive y ars. F Why wait for the new year to start a new you? early resolution to join Curves. It's easy, fun gets real The power to amaze yoursell  92-424-4700 Milford, DE 19963 loin Now Rest of Year FREE 510 Smith Ave. DE 19952 A Public Workshop to kick off the Western Parkway project will be held at Cape Henlopen High School on November 22nd from 4:00-7:00 P.M. This workshop will begin the project development process to initiate the Western Parkway project. This project will examine a full range of alternatives for providing a transportation corridor parallel and to the west of Route 1, from north of Five Points (Route 9)to south of Route 24. As part of the project, DelDOT will consider existing alignments, new alignments, transit and bicycle/pedestrian opportunities.This project was one of the recommendations contained in the State Route 1 Land Use and Transportation Study which was a joint effort between the Delaware Department of Transportation and Sussex County. We encourage you to attend this workshop and give us your comments and ideas. Ov &O00 locations worldwide. A 124 Broadldll Rd. Milton, DE 19968 DelDOT ]*Offer base on first visit enrollment, minimum 12 mo. c.d. program. Service fee paid at time of enrollment. Not valid with an L other offer. Valid only at participating locations 11/15-12/19. . .... 7I[III'IHHIIN7 l .... I " I " T" llNlig[IlgUmilliHIJlIl[m[I|lll ---" I -]i[ ' ' Displays will focus on: Project background Recommended study area Previously identified ideas Environmental issues For More Infermatlon: For more information call DelDOT Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 or visit our website at