Here is a video clip of the beginning part of what is called the “Rosary of the Dawn.” Every year on her feast on February 2, a small statue of Our Lady of Good Success is carried on the streets while the people pray and sing.
In times of Quito’s glorious past, the 5:00 a.m. rosary used to attract thousands. By the end of the twentieth century, however, modernity’s corrosive acids had reduced the participation to a few dozen.
ANF members were proud to be among those who have helped revive this procession literally in the public square. We handed out invitations all week and there were nearly 6,000 souls who attended! The procession is complete with fireworks and a band. More later.