On Saturday July 19th at 5:00 pm., a large and fervent procession departed from the Basilica of the National Vow in memorial of the 140th anniversary of Ecuador’s Consecration to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The procession and Solemn Mass was presided by Msgr. Fausto Travez, Archbishop of Quito, President of the Bishop’s Conference of Ecuador and Primate of Ecuador, assited by the country’s clergy. The Ecuadorian President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, had the gesture of consecrating Ecuador during his second term. The president, deeply Catholic, took this step in support to the Holy See. Garcia Moreno was the only president of America to support the Pope in this task and thus on March 25th 1874, all of Ecuador was consecrated. In these 140 years’ celebration, the 24 jurisdictions of the country participated in the celebration that during the whole month of June renewed our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Institutions and companies that profess the Catholic faith and also de 1,193 pariqshes in the country joined in a communion of faith to thank the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for their omnipresence and mercy for our Ecuador.