First parish in Guayaquil

The Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa arrived at the Parish of Queenship of Mary and remained at the main altar adorned with flowers from August 10 to 13.

Although the image is not unknown in Guayaquil, since here is a parish that bears Her name, many people gathered at the end of the Mass on Saturday night and Sunday to see, adore and touch Her.

First visit in Guayaquil

The Pilgrim Icon returned to Ecuador, this time to visit Her children in the city of Guayaquil. Fr. Leon Juchniewicz, Polish missionary, chancellor of the Diocese of Santo Domingo and custodian of the Icon here in Ecuador, arrived with the Pilgrim Virgin of Czestochowa on Saturday, August 10, and as soon as She landed he took Her to the retirement home of the Sisters of Santo Domingo de Guzman where the II Meeting of Catholic Formation of Ecuador was held under the general theme:

The Pilgrim Icon ends Her visit in Panama

The Pilgrim Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa ended Her visit in the Panamanian isthmus. She spent almost 10 months touring Panama City, Chitre and Colon. Angel and Carmen de Ruiz - a couple who belong to the Trinitarian Spirituality of the Children of the Mother of God were the custodians of the Icon.

The pilgrimage of the Mother of Heaven continues

Since the World Youth Day in January, the Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa is visiting different parishes of the Archdiocese of Panama.

In the words of Angel Ruiz Stecco, delegate of Fr. Francisco Verar and of the Archbishop of Panama, Monsignor Jose Domingo Ulloa, Her pilgrimage has been providence, since they have not insisted on making plans, but come to the parishes at special moments.

A visit from Colombia


Panama received thousands of pilgrims for the World Youth Day and among them a group of young people from the Diocese of Arauca Colombia accompanied by Fr. Fabio Celi.

The Icon with the Polish pilgrims

The Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa arrived on Thursday morning of January 24, at the parish of St. Luke in the sector of Costa del Este, in Panama City, where the World Youth Day is being held with Pope Francis.

The Icon arrived from the Parish of St. John Bosco in the sector of Albrook Mall, where She was the previous day in a Holy Mass with Polish pilgrims. They met for a special concert night that was called "From Poland To Panama".

At preparatory meetings before WYD in Chitré

The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa traveling through the world on  January 12, 2019 arrived from the capital of Panama to Chitré. It is a city located at the base of the Azuero peninsula, about 7 km from the coast of the Panama Bay (from the Pacific side), distant from the capital about 250 km - about 3 hours by highway.


The Icon that attracts the faithful

For  the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Gora December 12, marked the beginning of the third week of being in the Church of Carmen. More and more people are attracted to the painful face of the Virgin Mary, a wounded face and a swollen cheek that is almost unknown here. People want to know how the wounds were made and once informed that the original Icon was attacked by Czech Husyts in the fifteenth century, they are amazed at such irreverence.

The Icon in the company of the Carmelites

On Wednesday, November 28, the Icon said goodbye to the FETV Catholic television channel at 4:00 p.m. and was transferred to the parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, where it will remain for two weeks.

That day was a holiday and many Panamanians took advantage of it to travel outside the city, but those who were close to the church listened with great surprise to the ringing of the bells that announced the arrival of the Pilgrim Icon.

Interview on FETV

The Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa, which travels the world from ocean to ocean carrying a prolife message, remained Monday through Wednesday at the Catholic TV channel FETV.

On Tuesday morning, Father Leon Juchniewicz, a Polish missionary who accompanies the Icon, offered mass on the television channel in the presence of the Icon and was later interviewed by Father Francisco Verar, director of the FETV channel and founder of the Community Magnificat.