Custodians

Custodians 2017-12-03T08:27:58+00:00

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 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 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.

 Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello

Father Matt was born in Newark, New Jersey, baptized, First Communion, and confirmation at Saint Joseph Church, East Orange, NJ.  He graduated from Seton Hall Prep, and received a B.A. and M.A. from Seton Hall University in Orange, NJ.  Father Mauriello received his M.Div Degree from Holy Apostles Seminary, CT; Diaconate Ordination in 1987, and Priesthood Ordination in 1988 by Bishop Torres, Ponce, Puerto Rico. 

Father Matt began his service in Diocese of Bridgeport, CT where he was invested as a Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus; Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, S.T.L. Degree Pontifical Marianum University; Pastor of Saint Roch Church; admitted as Cavaliere Order of Sts. Maurice and Lazarus of the Savory Order Chaplain, St. Camillus Mursing Home.
Additionally, Father Matt Mauriello serves as President of the North American Congress on Mercy 2007-2012; and is a regular columnist for Soul Magazine of the World Apostolate of Fatima.