ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 25, 2021 / 18:01 pm
In commemorating the June 24 centennial of the Battle of Carabobo, the Venezuelan bishops’ conference highlighted on their website a day of prayer and fasting promoted by Jesus the Good Shepherd parish in the Coro archdiocese.
The Battle of Carabobo pitted Venezuelan patriots against Spanish royalist forces, and the patriots’ victory in 1821 marked a turning point in the country’s struggle for Independence from colonial Spain.
Called “Venezuela lives and journeys with Jesus Christ, the Lord of history,” the parish day of prayer and fasting included adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Parishioners prayed for the liberation of the country, the improvement of living conditions and the end of the coronavirus pandemic.