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.
Good news came on November 24, 2016 that 1170 days after we prayed together with Our Lady of Czestochowa before the first abortion mill She visited in North America. On November 8, 2016
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.