Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, May 03, 2015
The Icon of the Madonna was allegedly painted by Saint Luke - A Moment with Mary
* 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
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
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)
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”).
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."
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.