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.

Easter with the Carmelite nuns in Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Holy Week, The Passover Triduum and Easter. Mother of God in  Her Czestochowa Icon spent in Santo Domingo with the Carmelite Sisters in the Monastery of the Holy Mother of Jesus and St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus, surrounded by their love and fervent prayer. The monastery was founded in Santo Domingo on February 21, 1998, which is already 19 years old.

Ecuadorian path

According to the schedule, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa is visiting the parishes in the first municipal deanery of the Ascension of the Lord in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados in Ecuador. The official visit of Our Lady of Czestochowa in the diocese of Santo Domingo began on the Sanctity of Life Day  the feast of Annunciation and started with a Great March for Life from the oldest city church to the cathedral.

March for Life with Our Lady in Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 falls exactly nine months before Christmas. Ecuador also celebrates the Sanctity of Life Day. This year for the March for Life Ecuadorians invited their special guest - Our Lady of Czestochowa  who just arrived in Santo Domingo de los Colorados. Similar marches took place this year in nine dioceses of Ecuador.

ECUADOR greets Our Lady.

At the airport in Quito - the capital of Ecuador - Bishop Danilo Echeverria, surrounded by a large group of airport employees and leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations, waited for the arrival of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, traveling the world "From Ocean to Ocean". Ecuador is the 28th country to host the Czestochowa Icon.

Farewell Mexico!

Journey of Czestochowa icon through Mexico is coming to an end. The third stage of the pilgrimage lasted the longest - 2 years and 3 months. Our Lady visited successive cities and parishes. Mexico is a big, vast country with 122 million inhabitants and an area of almost 2 million square kilometers. Beatriz Gonzalez and Jose Luis Garcia Chagoyan, co-presidents of Fundación VidaFlorida had served in coordination of Our Lady's Mexico journey.