An unexpected visit


The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa came as a surprise to the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The parish priest, Fr. Alfonso Cherrez, received the Icon with great affection, but due to the short time he had, he did not manage to organize anything.

The Icon had come to visit the Basilica of the National Vote, and She stayed there three days, the weekend. "We could not organize a rosary, but during the homilies of the weekend, when we have more parishioners, we remember that this specific Icon travels the world in the defense of life, since She is the patron of the unborn", said the priest.

Our Lady in Her Icon participated in March For Life

It's amazing how time passes! For a year now, the Pilgrim Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa has been in Ecuador. Last year She was received with honors at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in Tababela, by Monsignor Danilo Echeverria, Auxiliary Bishop of Quito. The first event where the Icon was present was the march for life in the city of Santo Domingo, where She toured the entire diocese.

The Icon of Mary as a guest at the XIX Archdiocesan Day of Catechists

On February 17, the XIX Archdiocesan Day of Catechists was held in the Coliseum of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, in the city of Quito. The motto for this event was: "Catechist, called by Jesus to awaken the vocations in his brothers", a theme that is hand in hand with the XV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod

The Icon with the elderly women at the house of Saint Joseph

The elderly women's home of St. Joseph, run by the Missionary Sisters of Charity of St. Teresa of Calcutta, received the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa last month.

This home is in the parish of Tumbaco, 14 kilometers from the city of Quito. Usually approximately 25 old ladies live here. They had the joy of being in presence of Our Lady in the Icon and of learning her history.

The Czestochowa Icon visited the oldest sisters

Outside the city of Quito, in the parish of Tumbaco, there is a retreat house for the elder sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. The Icon arrived on Sunday night and stayed for three days.

There are 15 sisters and 2 lay people living in the retreat house, most of them over 70 years old, although the oldest of them is 92 years old. The charisma of the sisters is their educational and apostolic mission, remembering their founder,

February 4 -18 Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Tumbaco




      The priest's duties are fulfilled here by Fr. Jorge  Villaroel






Visiting the parish of Jesus the Good Shepherd

Continuing the pilgrimage of Our Lady in Her Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa in Ecuador, the parish of Jesus the Good Shepherd received Her with great joy. The Conventual Franciscans are the shepherds of this parish.

At the Primate's Cathedral of Quito

The Icon of Czestochowa that travels the world “From Ocean to Ocean” remained for eight days in the Primate´s Cathedral of Quito. The parishioners visiting the temple, the most important church in Ecuador, displayed a lot of interest, curiosity and admiration for the Icon.

The Icon of our Mother arrives in the capital of Ecuador

Fr. Leon Juchniewicz, custodian of the Pilgrim Icon in Ecuador, and Fr. Bartolomeo Marciniak OSPPE, of the Monastic Order of St. Paul the Hermit who was visiting the country, brought` the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to the capital, Quito. The road from Santo Domingo to Quito is approximately two hours.

Near the Primate's Cathedral, in the Colonial Center of Quito, Fr. Leon got lost because he was following the indications of his GPS, and there were streets closed other one-way as the Municipality of the city was making

Santo Domingo said "Goodbye" to Maria

After completing Her journey through most of the parishes of the Diocese of Santo Domingo, the Pilgrim Virgin of Czestochowa in Her Icon said goodbye to the city that hosted Her for 10 months.

The farewell was held in the parish of the Assumption, one of the first to which She came in March of last year and where Fr. Leon Juchniewicz is the parish priest; also the custodian of the Icon in the country. Bishop Bertram Wick, Ordinary of the Diocese of Santo Domingo,