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"Let my children pull together and unite in prayer to bring God back into focus as the central
most important aspect of family life. The saying of years past, 'The family that prays together
stays together' was true then and it is true now."

Our Lady to Ruth Ann
April 20, 1994

The Statue

Statue 02a FsWhen one arrives at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, a life-size statue of Our Lady of Fatima graces the hillside and welcomes all visitors. In this peaceful setting, with flowers and shrubs, visitors can sit quietly and enjoy the serenity.

When the statue was first given to the Farm in early 1993, Ruth Ann considered it to be a mixed blessing as it seemed much too large for anyone’s backyard. She wasn’t even sure where to put it. In determining where to place the statue on the property, during prayer the Blessed Mother told her to place it in the middle of her rainbow. It was felt that she was referring to a photograph that had been taken at one of the prayer group meetings. An inverted rainbow appeared in the photograph of the hillside of the Farm, and the statue was put in that location.