"40 Days for Life" is the action of prayer for the intention of saving lives of unborn children that begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days until Palm Sunday.
In Mexico, this prayer takes place on the sidewalk in front of abortion mills and lasts continuously day and night in many cities in Mexico. It started in the big metropolis which is México, the capital city.
The mother Of God in her Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa joined last week of this prayer from Sunday March 22. She arrived approximately at 14:30. The first prayer was the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. By this moment it was 3:00 pm. She was accompanied, as it is during this stage of their journey, by a true copy of the image given by Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska.
In the last week of prayer on Tuesday at about 11:40 pm a serious accident happened. A truck driven in high speed pulled a cable and then uprooted a pole with a phone booth. The phone boot flew around three meters and landed on the sidewalk with a terrifying noise few steps away where more less 8 people were praying.
When it seemed that nothing could save them, they ran and afterwards they realized that a beam fell just above the icon. The icon structure acted as an invisible wall that stopped everything that could seriously injure them. Thank God nothing happened. The vigil ants expressed immense gratitude to the Virgin for her help. For them it is a miracle.
In 2009, the Chamber of Deputies approved for Mexico City abortion without penalty until 12 weeks of pregnancy, despite the outcry of the Church and of public opinion. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico City, imposed the excommunication of politicians who supported this bill. He was challenged by them to the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI supported the decision of Archbishop of Mexico, recalling that in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, all who have contributed to the death of the unborn child will be subject to excommunication automatically. A Shepherd of great courage, one of the largest and most populous archdiocese in the world. But also the direct successor of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared in 1531, Fray Juan de Zumarraga.