St. Michael Archangel Parish in Los Bancos

The parishioners went to the previous parish to receive the Icon and took Her to their own Church of Saint Michael Archangel in Los Bancos. She stayed here for the weekend. On Monday She was transferred to the St. Barnabas  district. It was very emotional, since it was the saint's feast, the feast of the Apostle.

Queen's Parish of Cisne in Celica

The tour of Our Lady in Her Czestochowa Icon reached the parish of the Our Lady of Cisne, in the village called Celica. It is interesting to know that Celica is also a place in the province of Loja the southernmost part of Ecuador. Group of Lojanos came to this area and settled here.

Our Lady of Mount Caramel parish in Puerto Quito

From May 27 to May 30 the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa visited the Parish of Our Lady of Carmen and the city of Puerto Quito. This city is in the Pichincha province, but belongs to the northwest part of the Diocese of Santo Domingo.

The Virgin arrived at the parish center from Andoas the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, visiting on the way the Santa Marianita community within the jurisdiction of Puerto Quito.

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish

The Icon of the Blessed Virgin, during her tour in the province of Santo Domingo, visited the parish of St. Vincent Ferrer in the community of Andoas, the north-west part of the diocese. She was very welcomed by the parishioners, so much that even a sporting event was suspended so it would not interfere with the reception of the Mother of God.

Prayers in the Agnus Dei Community

Agnus Dei is  initially a German community established in Santo Domingo with the intention of contemplative life. They came to Ecuador 20 years ago invited by the bishop of Santo Domingo. They work closely with Radio Maria, and for the last 8 years they have had perpetual adoration in their chapel.

The community was pleasantly surprised as they did not realize how great welcome the Icon would have among the inhabitants of the area. The Icon remained with them for a whole week, and

Visit of Icon to the Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows

From 17 to 23 May, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa visited the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows. Father Segundo Merizalde organized the community for the reception of Our Lady.

Most active movements in the parish Mariano Love Ties, Legion of Maria and Juan XXIII prepared the celebrations.

Mary continues her journey

Continuing the pilgrimage through Ecuadorian territory, Our Lady in Her Czestochowa Icon from May 8 to 12 visited the Corpus Christi Parish. Fr. Roberto Carvajal received Her in the main church and in two separate chapels that are in the parish. Father expressed that it is a honor that the visit is precisely in the month dedicated to the Virgin.

Parish of the Assumption welcomes Our Lady

Father Leon Juchniewicz, a Polish missionary who is working in Ecuador for 30 years is one of the people who made it possible for the pilgrimage of Czestochowa Virgin to Ecuador. Father Leon was ordained on June 11, 1983 and after three years of pastoral work and a year of preparation for the missionary work, he arrived in Santo Domingo de los Colorados, which at that time was the newly created Personal Prelature.

Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa visits Her compatriots

The Community of Polish Missionary Sisters who are based in Santo Domingo received very happily their Lady and Queen, the Virgin of Czestochowa. The Icon was there from May 1 to 5 in the community chapel, where four sisters are currently living: one from Ecuador and three from Poland.