Colombia went on its knees before God and the Blessed Virgin at Plaza Bolivar
Saturday November 18, 2017 will be an unforgettable day for all those who responded to the call to participate in the Day of Prayer at Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, heart of Colombia. A group of lay people came together to take the next step after the extraordinary visit of Pope Francis to Colombia.
The day began with a concert by young people who had participated in the Pope’s visit. At 2:00 p.m. the prayer of the Holy Rosary began, and at the end a procession was held with the Blessed Sacrament carried by Msgr. Julio Solorzano and accompanied by soldiers and Generals of the different military forces. The battalion band of the Presidential Guard made the state honors to the Blessed Sacrament that was exposed in the altar arranged at the Plaza. All attendees knelt to receive Him and prayed with great devotion.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy was chanted afterwards and at the end, the Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was renewed by Msgr. Julio Solorzano; he read the consecration prayer and invited the faithful to repeat after him. It was a moment where the people very fervently made this consecration for Colombia.
At the end of the consecration, the Blessed Sacrament was taken back to the Chapel and the Holy Eucharist began presided by Msgr. Julio Solorzano and concelebrated by several priests and deacons, among whom was Fr. Jorge Bedoya who is linked with the Mission in Colombia. The Holy Mass was wonderful, full of little details and great love; the members of the Police, the army and its generals and colonels among others, were excited and devoutly participated in the celebration.
We give thanks to God and the Blessed Virgin for this day and we are all very happy to have been able to contribute with our tiny mustard seed to achieve this great event. We are certainly stronger when we are united and that was made very visible when several groups came together to bring to a successful conclusion this Day of Prayer for Colombia.
Approximately 8,000 people attended, including the Police and the Army. Cristovision reported that more than a million people tuned in live without counting streaming through social networks.