On December 12th at the Basilica of Voto Nacional, a Holy Mass in honor of our Lady of Guadalupe took place. This ceremony was held before the Relic Image brought from Mexico by members of the MISSION FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WORLDWIDE and enthroned in this sanctuary on 24 September of 2012.We began with the procession through the historical center of Quito at 3:00 p.m. with the Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At five o'clock, the Image entered through the South Gate of the Basilica, escorted by the Knights of the Virgin, and was placed on the Altar by the members of the Guadeloupians who organized the ceremony.Monsignor René Coba, military Bishop and Secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Ecuador, presided the ceremony. A representation of Bishop Juan de Zumárraga and his obedience to the request of the Blessed Virgin Mary to fulfill her will, and of Juan Diego took place. Bishop Coba referred to Juan Diego as "the humble servant of Mary", who was able to be the instrument of such a great event that it changed the history of mankind; and encouraged all the attendees to be like "Juan Diego" in his humility, simplicity and obedience. At the end of Mass, the procession continued within the Sanctuary headed by Monsignor Coba and the Pilgrim image where he proceeded to open the DOOR OF MERCY, being the Blessed Sacrament exposed. The opening of the Door of Mercy was symbolically done with a hammer hitting the door 3 times, to indicate that those who enter through it will receive mercy and special blessings and plenary INDULGENCES for a year. During this year, we should perform acts of mercy and service; each one of us should bless the doors we go through, especially the ones of each home.