Francisco Villareal was just a young student trying to get ahead, when he read in a local newspaper that the government was offering scholarships to learn art in Poland. Without knowing the language and only with the notion that it was a communist country, he undertook the trip. It was a challenge that he was not going to let go. Francisco, a native of Tulcán (north of Ecuador), fell in love there and brought his wife to live in Quito. He was professor - founder of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito where he worked for 30 years. He is the link between Father León Juchniewicz, custodian of the Pilgrim Icon of the Virgin of Czestochowa in Ecuador, and Mrs. Nelly Peralta Viera, a native of Ambato (center of Ecuador) and restorer.
Birth of the twin bells "Voice of the Unborn" for Ecuador and UkraineBirth of the twin bells "Voice of the Unborn" for Ecuador and Ukraine. Thanks to the use of Internet connections, representatives of Ecuador also participated in it. The entire live broadcast on YouTube was translated into Spanish and Polish by Fr. Leon Juchniewicz, a Polish missionary who has been working in Ecuador for over 30 years and patronizing pro-life movements. He is also the custodian in South America of the Częstochowa Icon on the pilgrimage "From Ocean to Ocean" in defense of the civilization of life and family.
Testimony of Yolanda Poveda Burgos and her husband Evandro de Oliveira: As a background, I had already gone through two pregnancies, but unfortunately between 9 and 12 weeks of gestation the babies died.
I went to confession with Fr. Raniero Marincioni, pastor of María Reina parish. On that day, August 10, 2019, it was 9 weeks into the gestation of our third baby. I felt so anguished and with so much sadness in my heart without knowing if this baby would live, since being completely asymptomatic cases, it would not be possible to know until medical examination.
It was high time to save from degradation the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa peregrinating "From Ocean to Ocean" in defense of life. Hundreds of thousands of people touched Her, but it was the hot and humid equatorial climate that hurt Her the most.