The pilgrimage of Our Lady of Czestochowa across Mexico has lasted almost a year now. During this time the Icon visited many places and churches which are very important for the Mexican people. However Our Lady of Czestochowa has always been coming back to Her headquarters which is the church of St. John Paul II and St Thomas More.
From the 5th to 7th November 2015 the Organizing Committee of the Peregrination held its meeting in the capital of Mexico. It was attended by the representatives of Mexico and Colombia, as well as Marcela and Peter Dobes, and international coordinators Ewa and Lech Kowalewski from Europe. The meeting started with the Holy Mass in the presence of the Czestochowa Icon at the Guadalupe Shrine.
This time in the new basilica of the Guadalupe Shrine, where the famous image of Our Lady is housed, the Holy Mass was celebrated on the 5th of November 2015 the day of the Central America Organization Committee of the Peregrination meeting. It was early morning, a similar time when St. Juan Diego met Our Lady Mary on his way to the town. The Icon was placed in the Presbytery.
It has been almost a year Since the Częstochowa Icon started Her pilgrimage in Mexico. During this time Our Lady has visited many important and famous places,e.g. San Luis Potosi. Thousands of people have come to pray before Her. And the route of the peregrination has increased by next 15 thousand kilometers. Therefore the whole distance She has covered is now 165 thousand kilometers.
Our dear heavenly Mother, in the icon of Czestochowa traveled to Tijuana to meet her children. From April 30 to June 13 She will be on the northern border and the base will be the Shrine of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the General House of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Tijuana is the largest city in the state of Baja California Norte, neighboring the state of California USA.
On April 12, 2015, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Divine Mercy, instituted by John Paul II in 2000, on the second Sunday of Easter.
State of Mexico on March 31, 2015 -The Czestochowa icon was transported during Holy Tuesday evening by families of VidaFlorida Foundation, accompanied by Fr. Bartholomew Palys, priest from San Juan Bautista, Sanctuary of Divine Mercy .
During Lent constant prayer lasted on the streets before selected abortion mills of many Mexican cities. In the metropolitan area of Mexico City three such places were chosen. In Mexico, abortion on demand up to 12 weeks of gestation was introduced by the parliament with the votes of left wing members in 2007. Already in the Holy Week we got the great news that finally a large abortion institution in Mexico City closed.
It was precisely the closure of the "40 Days for Life" at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Solemn Mass presided by Cardinal Rivera, on Palm Sunday. Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Family, who along with Cardinal Rivera and large families in 2009 were responsible for organizing the World Meeting of Families was also present.