Ecuador rejected abortion

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" Invincible Victory" - Our Lady of Czestochowa - She won again!
Ecuador's parliament has rejected the legalization of abortion!

Saint Albert the Great

The Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa arrived at the Parish of Saint Albert The Great, in the Daule canton, on Sunday morning, at the end of the Intensive Week of Prayer for the Life of the Unborn, which took place from September 8 to 15, since the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Guayaquil, Mons. Luis Cabrera, had requested more prayer so that no laws were passed in favor of abortion.

Different activities in the Parish of Blessed Virgin Health of the Sick

After taking the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa from the Parish of Our Lady of the Dawn, the next visit was the Parish of Blessed Virgin Health of the Sick, where Father Mario Oliva as a parish priest on Friday September 13 welcomed Her.

While the Icon was placed near the main altar, songs were sung to Mary, and then the Holy Rosary was recited for the intention of the unborn.

At the request of the Archbishop, greater prayer is requested

On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 11, the Icon of Czestochowa arrived at the Parish of Our Lady of the Dawn. The parish priest, Father Jaime Cedeño knows this image very well, since his first parish as priest was precisely the Parish of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

News in "Expreso"

“Expreso” newspaper of national circulation in Ecuador publishes the news of the pilgrimage of Our Lady of Czestochowa Icon in the “initiative called ‘From Ocean to Ocean’ and whose purpose is to defend life and family.”

Redoubling prayers before the Icon

On Tuesday, very early in the morning, before the 8:00 am Mass, the Pilgrim Icon arrived at the Parish of Santa Teresita. Here She was received by the Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament who welcomed Our Mother with a street of rose petals and escorted Her to the side of the main altar, where they adorned Her with flowers and tablecloth.

A special visit

Throughout the pilgrimage of the Black Madonna during these years, the Icon has almost always visited cathedrals, churches and chapels. Catholic schools have also received the Icon, She has been in outdoor Christian events and twice inside prisons: in Spain and Canada.

But I think it is the first time that Mary has joined her children in a house to pray for a particular intention.

Celebrating Maria's birthday

On Wednesday, September 4, the Pilgrim Icon arrived at the Mary Mother of the Church Parish.

On Thursday night, after Mass, the Pilgrimage coordinator in Guayaquil made an explanatory talk about the importance of the Icon and the reason for its arrival in the country, inviting those present to ask Our Mother for the women who are thinking of abortion, for life of the unborn and for the restoration of family values, at the moment in which laws in favor of abortion and gender ideology are being debated in the National Assembly of Ecuador.

Interceding for the children

The Pilgrim Icon of Czestochowa arrived on the last day of August at the St. Josemaria Escriva Rectoral Church, and stayed there until September 4.

Because it was Saturday, it was more than an evening mass - it was a Sunday liturgy Mass and two weddings were scheduled, so the church was adorned with beautiful white flowers.

The Icon of Our Lady visits the Cathedral of Guayaquil

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Guayaquil, officially called St. Peter's Cathedral, received the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa August 27 until 31.

The Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, in front of the Seminary Park and was originally built of wood around 1547; it was rebuilt in reinforced cement in the twentieth century, in neo-Gothic style.