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. 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.
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.
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.
Fr. Michael Paga, pastor of this parish, is a Polish Franciscan who knows very well the meaning of the Icon, which is why the parishioners were attentive to his teachings. Fr. Michael has been in the country for 19 years, having previously worked in eastern Ecuador.
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.
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.
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.
From November 23 to December 8, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa visited the parish of Santa Martha, in the diocese of Santo Domingo, in the urban area in the center of the city of Santo Domingo.
On November 9, 2017, in the framework of the jubilee celebration of the 130 years of uninterrupted evangelization in the Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo, the bishops of Ecuador with the new nuncio, Mons. Andres Carrascosa Coso, held the No. 143 Plenary Assembly of the Ecuadorian Episcopate.
Good morning Father.
I am Álex, the father of a missionary family from Puyo. We hope you had a safe trip back. It has been a blessing to be able to have the image of the Virgin of Czestochowa here, in Puyo, and to have celebrated under her protection a pilgrimage in favor of family and life.
The Pilgrim Icon continues the journey through the Diocese of Santo Domingo.