During the ceremony of Divine Mercy Sunday, 3 April 2016 in Tenango del Aire, which is just 30 km from the capital the Mexico City the Czestochowa Icon was hosted once more. The local parish of St. John the Baptist where three Pallottines fathers from Poland work is led by Fr. Bartholomew Pałys SAC who is also the custodian of the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, which is located at the parish belonging to the Diocese of Valle de Chalco.
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 .