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 .
During Lent constant prayer lasted on the streets before selected abortion mills of many Mexican cities. In the metropolitan area of Mexico City three such places were chosen. In Mexico, abortion on demand up to 12 weeks of gestation was introduced by the parliament with the votes of left wing members in 2007. Already in the Holy Week we got the great news that finally a large abortion institution in Mexico City closed.
It was precisely the closure of the "40 Days for Life" at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Solemn Mass presided by Cardinal Rivera, on Palm Sunday. Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Family, who along with Cardinal Rivera and large families in 2009 were responsible for organizing the World Meeting of Families was also present.
"40 Days for Life" is the action of prayer for the intention of saving lives of unborn children that begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days until Palm Sunday.
In Mexico, this prayer takes place on the sidewalk in front of abortion mills and lasts continuously day and night in many cities in Mexico. It started in the big metropolis which is México, the capital city.
The Sunday 1:00 pm Mass was the farewell Mass for the community of San Francisco de Sales and Fr. Mario Contreras allowed the participants to venerate the Icon after the Mass. Our Lady left at 2:40 pm for the facilities of the Red Cross in a colony in Mexico City known as Polanco, where the Convent of the Apostolic Sisters of San Juan and Medical Service of Mexican Red Cross is situated.
On the morning of March 8, the Blessed Mother of God in Her Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa attended breakfast offered from 7:30am in the Parish of St. John Paul II & St. Thomas More, before beginning her journey for a week visit to St. Francis de Sales parish, in the city of Mexico, 13.5 km. from her Mexican residence.
From Sunday, February 15th, the Holy Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa was in a parish situated in the south west periphery of one of the most complex agglomeration in the world. In Alvaro Obregon a neighborhood known as "Piloto Adolfo Lopez Mateos". The name of the parish appears as a light in the darkness: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star the New Evangelization.