Holy Week, The Passover Triduum and Easter. Mother of God in Her Czestochowa Icon spent in Santo Domingo with the Carmelite Sisters in the Monastery of the Holy Mother of Jesus and St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus, surrounded by their love and fervent prayer. The monastery was founded in Santo Domingo on February 21, 1998, which is already 19 years old.
According to the schedule, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa is visiting the parishes in the first municipal deanery of the Ascension of the Lord in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados in Ecuador. The official visit of Our Lady of Czestochowa in the diocese of Santo Domingo began on the Sanctity of Life Day the feast of Annunciation and started with a Great March for Life from the oldest city church to the cathedral.
Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 falls exactly nine months before Christmas. Ecuador also celebrates the Sanctity of Life Day. This year for the March for Life Ecuadorians invited their special guest - Our Lady of Czestochowa who just arrived in Santo Domingo de los Colorados. Similar marches took place this year in nine dioceses of Ecuador.
At the airport in Quito - the capital of Ecuador - Bishop Danilo Echeverria, surrounded by a large group of airport employees and leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations, waited for the arrival of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, traveling the world "From Ocean to Ocean". Ecuador is the 28th country to host the Czestochowa Icon.
Journey of Czestochowa icon through Mexico is coming to an end. The third stage of the pilgrimage lasted the longest - 2 years and 3 months. Our Lady visited successive cities and parishes. Mexico is a big, vast country with 122 million inhabitants and an area of almost 2 million square kilometers. Beatriz Gonzalez and Jose Luis Garcia Chagoyan, co-presidents of Fundación VidaFlorida had served in coordination of Our Lady's Mexico journey.
The blessed Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa, travels the world "From Ocean to Ocean" carrying the message of hope live and life, is about to end her tour of Mexico. This is the longest pilgrimage in the history of the Church, since Our Lady left the port of Vladivostok in Russia in June 2012, She visited countries of Asia and
The Mother of God, in her Icon of Czestochowa, will soon come to Ecuador. She travels the world from Ocean to Ocean carrying a message of defense of life and family. Maria has been visiting our Mexican brothers for more than two years, and from Mexico She jumps to Ecuador to begin Her journey through South America.
The decision is made! The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa will embark on a new journey. On March 25 the Sanctity of Life Day her official visit to Ecuador will begin. Invited by Bishop Bertram Wick, who comes from Switzerland and is a great devotee of Mary.
The third year of Our Lady of Czestochowa visit in Mexico just passed. This is happening all the time. The icon is visiting successive parishes and communities. Mexico is a very big country. Wherever She appears the Act of Entrusting of the protection of the civilization of life and love into the hands of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is renewed. Rosary and Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament in the intention of families through the intercession of Our Lady of Czestochowa is initiated in parishes by the VidaFlorida, movement of Mexican families.