Guayaquil: Church Under Attack

By: Fr. Ed Fugoso, SVD

I am a missionary working in the Vicariate of El Guasmo, Guayaquil, Ecuador. A growing problem in my adopted country is the onslaught of aggressive proselytizing Fundamentalist originating in North America.

Forty Hours
Recently, to culminate our traditional “Las 40 Horas” (40 hours exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) we organized a procession around a different parish distinct before finally ending with the holy Mass. We stopped in 10 different stations and prayed for the families who received us and all the residents of their sector.

Guayaquil: A Divided City

By: Fr. Eduard Fugoso, SVD

A young Filipino priest struggle with the problem of division in a burgeoning Latin America City

Buenos Dias, Padrecito
I am four months in Guayaquil, Ecuador now I feel like a member of our parish community. In almost every block, adults and children would pause and greet me with their warm “Hola, Buenos Dias, Buenos tardes, Padrecito.” There have been times when I nearly fell into the wide street canal with my rickety bike while waving back at them.