May is approaching, a month dedicated to the Mother of God. It's time to take a moment to look at Mary's journey through the world in Her copy of the Czestochowa Icon for the protection of the civilization of life.
Benedictine sisters in Santo Domingo de los Colorados. open on December 10 this year the first window of life in Ecuador. Here it will be called "Cradle of Life" (Cuna de Vida).
In Ecuador, abandonments of newborns and infants occur quite often, especially by poor, very young mothers. No official statistics on this are kept, so it is not known how many cases there are. However, information about the child's abandonment is constantly appearing in the media. Some children have some luck and survive, others die. There are shocking reports, for example, on September 2, a mother left a three-day old girl, in an abandoned box on a busy street.
From September 25 to 27, the Czestochowa Pilgrim Icon reached the Virgin of Lourdes Parish where the parish priest is Fr. Carlos Muñoz. She was received by ladies from the Blessed Sacrament Prayer Group, who helped place Her next to the altar and adorned the Icon with rose petals.
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.