This time in the new basilica of the Guadalupe Shrine, where the famous image of Our Lady is housed, the Holy Mass was celebrated on the 5th of November 2015 the day of the Central America Organization Committee of the Peregrination meeting. It was early morning, a similar time when St. Juan Diego met Our Lady Mary on his way to the town. The Icon was placed in the Presbytery.
It has been almost a year Since the Częstochowa Icon started Her pilgrimage in Mexico. During this time Our Lady has visited many important and famous places,e.g. San Luis Potosi. Thousands of people have come to pray before Her. And the route of the peregrination has increased by next 15 thousand kilometers. Therefore the whole distance She has covered is now 165 thousand kilometers.
Our dear heavenly Mother, in the icon of Czestochowa traveled to Tijuana to meet her children. From April 30 to June 13 She will be on the northern border and the base will be the Shrine of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the General House of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Tijuana is the largest city in the state of Baja California Norte, neighboring the state of California USA.
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.