The above political motto of the great martyr and regenerator of Ecuador, President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, rings today truer & needier than ever.
It is a motto also that encapsulates Moreno’s personal rule, that men who aspire to be saints can make their own, editing it in order to rule their own state in life and spiritual temperament.
(Click here to edit this document for oneself.)
It is practically unthinkable that Pope Francis will pay homage publicly to Ecuador’s president-martyr and regenerator, Gabriel Garcia Moreno — or to Our Lady of Good Success, of Quito — during the current visit.
But we can always pray to Our Lady and her servant, Gabriel, to persuade His Holiness to teach the truths Moreno lived for Christ’s sake, and his countrymen for their betterment.
After all, heaven and earth will pass away, but Christ and His grace alone endure forever.
On earth as it is in heaven!