With these words, the Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź, the Metropolitan Bishop of Gdańsk, greeted the peregrinating Icon of Czestochowa "from Ocean to Ocean" in defense of life at the Cathedral of Oliwa. He began the prayers with the renewal of the "Act of Entrustment" and presided over the solemn Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Emeritus, Tadeusz Gocłowski, as well as fifteen priests of the Diocese of Gdansk.
This was truly a intimate meeting. The Mother Superior, Karin, was joking that the Blessed Mother will drop in on them "for coffee" only.
The Life Mobile arrived at the entrance to the chapel. All the religious sisters, and guests present, were able to kiss the Icon.
On August 14, in the afternoon, the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa arrived in Gdańsk. The first place she visited was the Orthodox parish of st. Nicholas in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. Our Lady came in the "Life Mobile". The parish priest, Fr. Dariusz Jóźwik, assisted by parishioners, met the Mother of God and brought her to the church.
We were late! The road turned out to be under construction, some stretches of the road very uneven and it was impossible to drive faster, even with the escort of the motorcade and the police. Several times, people stood by the road greeting Our Lady with tears in their eyes, flowers in their hands, kneeling on the ground as She passed by. These were touching moments, but the time was passing mercilessly, and at last, we were a whole hour late arriving in Gietrzwald.
Leaving Bialystok, Our Lady in the Icon of Czestochowa blesses the conceived life in Her travels across the world. This was especially expressed during Her short visit at the infertility clinic named "Napromedica." Here, only ethical methods of specialized therapy are being offered to married couples touched by infertility. The success rate using this method is very high.