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Visiting the parish of Jesus the Good Shepherd

Continuing the pilgrimage of Our Lady in Her Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa in Ecuador, the parish of Jesus the Good Shepherd received Her with great joy. The Conventual Franciscans are the shepherds of this parish.

Fr. Michael Paga, pastor of this parish, is a Polish Franciscan who knows very well the meaning of the Icon, which is why the parishioners were attentive to his teachings. Fr. Michael has been in the country for 19 years, having previously worked in eastern Ecuador.

On February 1st the welcome was held in the company of all parish groups, then the Holy Mass was celebrated, and since it was a Thursday of adoration, a vigil was held in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the company of the Icon of Our Mother.

February 2 was the day organized so that children who are preparing for the first communion and young people who study for before confirmation could pray all kinds of prayers, including the holy rosary in the presence of the Icon, there was also a very emotional Marian vigil. The Holy Eucharist was celebrated and a few minutes were dedicated to catechize about the meaning of the Icon.

In the same way, on February 3 catechesis, prayers of the faithful before the Icon and the celebration of the Holy Mass took place. On Saturday 4, the Icon of Our Lady was until noon and the farewell took place in the presence of the faithful of the all sector.

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