Bryan Espinoza, 23-year-old, recalls having attended the church Nuestra Señora de Czestochowa since he was a child, a parish that he likes very much and that, at this time, is the place where he and his friends recreate the last moments of the life of Jesus through the living via crucis organized in the Citadel Comegua for four years.
For his part, Marcelo Benavides, 38-year-old, collaborates enthusiastically with his community despite having a physical disability. From several weeks ago he spends his free time to refine details with the group that will stage the living via crucis in the parish of San Vicente de Paul del Cisne II, in the southwest of the city of Guayaquil.
Daniel Montero, is a parishioner of 39 years and suffers from a chronic osteomyelitis, so he was operated on several occasions. Despite this he participated together with Benavides in the representation of El Cisne II for years directing the group.
This year he will be in charge of the same task, but now in the parish of Nuestra Señora de Montebello, in the neighborhood that bears the same name.
Montero indicates that the most shocking moment of the procession is when Mary receives Jesus after he is taken down from the cross. “It is a sublime moment to represent that Mary who brought love to the son of God, receive him so he can die in her arms, is a pain that gets to the heart of the people”, says.
“I do it because I want to give to God what he has given me to me: life.” Last year I manage to recover from my surgeries”, says Montero who on Friday will tour Montebello and Cisne II.