From August 2nd, the parish of Pilgrim Virgin of Puengasí "Virgen Peregrina de Puengasí" had the honor of hosting, and learning more about the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
It is a representation of the most respected virgin in Poland and Europe, known as Black Madonna with the Infant Jesus in her arms.
She is considered a symbol of motherly faith and love. The Christian tradition attributes the authorship of the original Icon to Saint Luke the Evangelist, who gives more details of the life of the Virgin Mary than the other Evangelists.
The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa continues its journey through the parishes of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. She was received in the parish of San Juan Apostol de Chimbacalle and in the parish of the Sagrada Familia de La Forestal.
The pilgrimage of the Icon of Czestochowa aims to bring a pro-life message, but apparently, the Virgin Mary wants to take this opportunity to make herself known in this dedication that is somewhat unknown in Latin Americans.
Guadalupe Molina, catechist of the Pambachupa parish commented that they did not have time to prepare to receive the Mother of God as She deserves, but nevertheless, the parish priest, Fr. Manuel Noriega, took advantage of the homilies of the weekend, especially after the Rosary of the Aurora on Saturday morning and the three Sunday Masses,
The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa also visited the parish of the Holy Trinity, accompanying the parishioners for three days. The Icon was received with a Holy Mass and the parish priest, Fr. Antonio Acosta, explained that the Icon travels the world in defense of the unborn and that it is the Queen of Poland and the Virgin to whom Saint John Paul II prayed.
Fr. Marcelo Albuja, of the parish of Santa Clara of San Millan, received the Icon on Monday at noon. Father is a very modern priest, so he was interested in seeking more information about the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa online, to be better prepared for his homilies,
The Icon had come to visit the Basilica of the National Vote, and She stayed there three days, the weekend.
For four days the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa visited the parish of El Sagrario. It is located in the Historic Center of the Ecuadorian capital and is a part of the whole of the Catedral Primada complex. It seems more like an independent church than an attached chapel, both because of its size and because of its importance for the people of Quito.
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 priest's duties are fulfilled here by Fr. Jorge Villaroel
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",