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".
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.
The blessed Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa, travels the world "From Ocean to Ocean" carrying the message of hope live and life, is about to end her tour of Mexico.
The Mother of God, in her Icon of Czestochowa, will soon come to Ecuador. She travels the world from Ocean to Ocean carrying a message of defense of life and family. Maria has been visiting our Mexican brothers for more than two years, and from Mexico She jumps to Ecuador to begin Her journey through South America.
The third year of Our Lady of Czestochowa visit in Mexico just passed. This is happening all the time. The icon is visiting successive parishes and communities. Mexico is a very big country. Wherever She appears the Act of Entrusting of the protection of the civilization of life and love into the hands of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is renewed. Rosary and Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament in the intention of families through the intercession of Our Lady of Czestochowa is initiated in parishes by the VidaFlorida, movement of Mexican families.
During the ceremony of Divine Mercy Sunday, 3 April 2016 in Tenango del Aire, which is just 30 km from the capital the Mexico City the Czestochowa Icon was hosted once more. The local parish of St. John the Baptist where three Pallottines fathers from Poland work is led by Fr. Bartholomew Pałys SAC
The pilgrimage of Our Lady of Czestochowa across Mexico has lasted almost a year now. During this time the Icon visited many places and churches which are very important for the Mexican people. However Our Lady of Czestochowa has always been coming back to Her headquarters which is the church of St. John Paul II and St Thomas More.
From the 5th to 7th November 2015 the Organizing Committee of the Peregrination held its meeting in the capital of Mexico. It was attended by the representatives of Mexico and Colombia, as well as Marcela and Peter Dobes, and international coordinators Ewa and Lech Kowalewski from Europe.