Washington, New Jersey: The National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
About the Blue Army:
The Blue Army is noted for its promotion of the message of Fatima to three children in 1917. It has its headquarters here in Washington, New Jersey and has divisions in 120 countries throughout the world.
About the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, New Jersey:
The chapel here is one of only two exact replicas of the chapel that was built in Fatima, Portugal at the site of Our Lady’s apparition.
The heart of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center is the Holy House..an exact replica of the original Holy House, the home of the Holy Family that is located in Loreto, Italy. Stones from the actual Holy House in Italy were pulverized and added to the mortar used to construct the Holy House Chapel. The Chapel is the same size as the original Holy House and is similarly constructed. Sister Lucia’s Last Vision is replicated in the Holy House Chapel.
A wood statue of St. Joseph, as he appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun, is also located here.
The Rosary Garden is a unique setting which adds a new dimension to your prayer and meditation. There are also outdoor Stations of the Cross as well as a Saint Francis Shrine, with the animals and birds, a favorite spot for children and all young at heart.
The Angel of Peace statue occupies a position near the entrance to the Holy House. The Angel of United States graces the reflecting pond on Marian Way. There is also a retreat center and gift shop. The facility draws upward of 50,000 visitors a year and is officially recognized by the Catholic Church.
Traveling to the Blue Army Shrine:
Address: 674 Mountain View Rd, Washington, NJ 07882
GPS coordinates: 40° 43′ 58.2384” N, 75° 0′ 19.0728” W
Tel: +1 (908) 689-1700
e-mail: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the Blue Army in Washington, New Jersey