Welcome on behalf of the Church and the Municipal Authorities

On August 15th, at 16:00 (4:00 p.m.), Our Blessed Mother had entered the territory of the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień.  In the middle of the road junction in Ginawa, Archbishop Andrew Dzięga, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Szczecin-Kamień, greeted Our Lady, kneeling at the border of the archdiocese.  The police stopped all traffic for 15 minutes.  People showered the shrine on wheels with flowers, and kissed it while praying and singing.  All were kneeling on the thick gravel on the road and at the roadside.  Later, the Icon rode to the local church in Węgorzyno, while surrounded by a trail of cars on both sides.  The vehicles were all adorned with beautiful pro-life flags.

People filled the square in front of the city hall right next to the church in Węgorzyno.  The priests brought and placed the icon in the middle of the church.  "Welcome, on behalf of the authorities of the city and the municipality and its inhabitants, Queen of Peace" - said the mayor, standing before the Icon of the Mother of God.  The priests blessed the assembled lifting high the Icon in the feretory.  Everyone was deeply moved.

People were coming out of their homes in the villages passed on the way.  Many were kneeling on the roadside, clearly making the Sign of the Cross and with smiles on their lips they were waving with their hands, handkerchiefs, and flags at the passing Icon of Our Lady.  Often, they were throwing flowers.  The local fire brigade led the Icon through the village of Tychowo – through the whole town, two large fire trucks escorted Our Lady with their sirens blasting - one in the front and one at the rear, and the village residents were kneeling in groups at the roadside in front of their houses.


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