Custodians

Mrs. Judith Studer, President

Judy is a wife and mother of three adult children. She is a registered nurse and has been serving at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence.   Since about 1994 she has been president of the Rhode Island Diocesan Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima (formerly known as the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima before it merged with the International Apostolate).

Over the years, Judy has visited countless parishes, groups, nursing homes, schools and even other hospitals speaking on the message of Fatima . She particularly has enjoyed a successful program of visiting many area parochial schools and religious education programs and teaching children how to make rosaries.

In recent years, Mrs. Studer has been the custodian of what has been named “The United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the World Apostolate of Fatima.”    It has been related that this image, blessed by the bishop of Fatima, was destined to be one of four International Pilgrim Statues. On December 8, 1952, this famous statue was brought to visit the Meditation Room of the United Nations, where Monsignor Colgan, founder of the Blue Army, led the recitation of the Rosary.

As custodian, she has taken the statue throughout New England and the United States.   Judy has also taken the U.N. Statue to Ireland and India and has plans to go to other countries when time  from her full time R.N.job permits.

Father Robert L. Bailey, Diocesan Spiritual Director

Father Bob was born and brought up in Cranston , Rhode Island . He attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg , Maryland and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Providence on June 12, 1993.

Currently, Father is pastor of St. Maria Goretti parish in Pawtucket where he has established a Diocesan Center for the World Apostolate of Fatima. Since shortly after his ordination in 1993, Father Bailey was appointed Diocesan Spiritual Director. Besides helping to celebrate Fatima anniversaries, he also has coordinated programs for the St. Louis deMontfort Total Consecration and communal Enthronements of homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.