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Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Icon of the Madonna was allegedly painted by Saint Luke - A Moment with Mary




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May 3 – Mary, Queen of Poland - Act of Consecration of Poland to Mary (1966) 

The Icon of the Madonna was allegedly painted by Saint Luke

Luke the evangelist who according to the legen...
Luke the evangelist who according to the legend was a painter, is presented here while painting a portrait of the Madonna and Child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Black Madonna of Czestochowa is world famous. Each year more than 3 million pilgrims flock to the city of 250,000 in southern Poland where the 1991 World Youth Days took place. It is believed that the famous icon of the Madonna was painted by the Apostle Luke himself. The icon is located in the convent of the Pauline Fathers, on the hill of Jasna Góra (“the illuminated mountain”).

Tradition tells us that through Our Lady’s intercession an invading Swedish army was defeated in 1655 near the city. In recognition, King Jan Kazimierz proclaimed the Virgin Mary "Queen of Poland."


Today, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa and the Jasna Góra monastery are still symbols of freedom and independence to the Polish people. Pilgrimages to Czestochowa had a special meaning at the time of the partition of Poland between Russia and Prussia, but also under the Nazi occupation and the communist regime.

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