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La Comuna
ECUADOR, Giannina Ponce • After the flood disaster, our hearts, saddened by the tragedy, rejoiced to see the solidarity of all people of Quito. Everyone, rich and poor united with a single objective: to help La Comuna and La Gasca, some with shovels and work, others collecting donations or lending their vans to move all the donations to La Comuna. — What a joy, in the midst of pain, to see how united we all are more. When God is in our midst there are no differences, and we mustRead More
Two weeks after the flood: An interview with the Rector of the Marienau, Fr Egon M. Zillekens • The water has gone, so has the mud, all the furniture and equipment on the lower ground floor has gone to be recycled, and the guests are still welcome to come! Two weeks after the floods of the Wambach inundated the Original Shrine, the meadows and streets around, and above all the somewhat lower-lying area of the Marienau, which was completely flooded, Fr Egon M. Zillekens answered our questions as to howRead More
By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, and Maria Fischer • The pictures of the floods threatening the Original Shrine, and Msgr Peter Wolf’s courageous rescue operations, are still fresh in the minds – and on Saturday, 25th June, the Wambach again broke its banks after cloudbursts, but this time it was worse than before. Within minutes a brown, muddy mess poured from the Wambach valley along the roads leading to the Original Shrine. The water was knee-high in front of the Old House, and poured into the Original Shrine, reachingRead More