Businessman sends free Fatima statues to parishes throughout the world
Every time José Camara thinks his ministry is completed, somebody else needs a statue of Our Lady of Fatima to spread the devotion.
Camara, a retired Portuguese businessman, has donated more than 1,000 of the statues, handmade in Fatima, to parishes around the world since January 2013. He even covers the cost of transport, including to South Africa, Madagascar, Australia and the United States.
“I started out just over four years ago with the idea of offering 12 hand-made statues of Our Lady of Fatima – one for each apostle – to parishes in South Africa, where I lived for many years,”