The pilgrim image of the Virgin of Czestochowa has gathered a large number of faithful from the parish community of Santa Maria de El Calzado. Every day people of faith came to the parish church to venerate the sacred image and ask for health, for life and for the families of that community.
This was reported by Fr. Jorge Ardila, parish priest of that parish community, who explained that since the Icon of the Virgin came to the parish, a large number of people come daily to the church to ask Our Lady in Her miraculous icon for different personal and spiritual favors.
Fr. Ardila said that the Virgin of Czestochowa will be in El Calzado until the middle of September. He took advantage of the moment to invite the faithful and inhabitants of his neighborhood to participate daily in the Eucharist which will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m., beginning with the recitation of the Holy Rosary.
During her pilgrimage, the Virgin has carried with her a message of hope promoting the values of the family and the defense of human life, in response to the call John Paul II made during his pontificate and who, in addition, in his encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" urged us to carry out urgently "a great prayer for life that covers the entire world".