From October 21 to 25 the Virgin of Czestochowa visited the Parish of San Alejo. On the first day She was welcomed with the Holy Rosary and the Holy Mass, after that a parish group called Sons de Mary, shared chocolate and bread with all the attendees.
On Sunday the Rosary was recited and the Holy Eucharist was offered with participation of young people who are preparing for confirmation.
On Friday afternoon the Icon of the Mother of God in Her Czetochowa representation arrived at the Church of Saint John of the Cross, in the sector known as Central Guasmo, a neighborhood with not a very good reputation south of the city. The pastor, Fr. Jorge Montalvo, was vicar for two years in the parish of Czestochowa, so he knows very well the history of the Icon from Jasna Gora.
A nice visit was scheduled on Friday, September 20th. The Pilgrim Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa reached the Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima and the Saint Joaquin Foundation and also Saint Ana in La Aurora, an urban parish of the Daule canton. Although the chapel was the first in the sector, that day it belongs to the Saint Albert the Great Parish, which serves as rector's church.
Tuesday, September 17 was a great day in Ecuador. The National Assembly, after years of postponing the vote on the reforms to the Organic Integral Criminal Code (COIP) of Ecuador, rejected the decriminalization of abortion for cases of rape, incest, non-consensual insemination and malformation of the baby in the womb, including until the ninth month of gestation. 70 votes were needed to legalize abortion, but they only reached 65. The reform did not take place.