Friday, November 4, 2016

Poland ~ Częstochowa ~

...Lovely views of the holiest place of Poland and one of the world’s most important destinations for pilgrims...every year several million Catholics pilgrims come here to pray before the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa... Thanks a lot Andrene!! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Częstochowa is a situated in southern Poland on the Warta River. The city is known for the famous Jasna Góra monastery. The monastery is home to many treasures, but none so precious as the iconic 'Black Madonna' painting, a shrine to Virgin Mary, which has been the object of pilgrimages since the 14th century. The faithful has believed for ages that St. Luke the Evangelist himself painted the divine icon on a tabletop from the Holy Family’s house.
Pope John Paul II, a native of Poland, was a fervent devotee of the Virgin Mary and of her icon at Częstochowa.

Stamp: Flowers and Fruits (Issued 15-07-2016)

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