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Our Lady of Czestochow - 4 Framed Options - Christian Art
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Our Lady of Czestochow - 4 Framed Options - Christian Art

Prince Ladislaus of Opole, Vice Regent of Poland, brought the icon of Our Lady to Czestochowa in 1382, where it came under the guardianship of the Pauline Fathers in their monastery at Jasna Góra, “The Bright Hill.” When the Hussites attacked the shrine on Easter Sunday 1430, the marauders struck the icon with a sword, leaving scars on Mary’s cheek. Two centuries later the monastery was miraculously protected from the invading army of Sweden. King Jan Casimir proclaimed the Blessed Virgin Queen of Poland on April 1, 1656. In modern times, the Virgin of Czestochowa was the source of spiritual strength and courage for the Solidarity Movement in Poland and the papacy of Pope John Paul II. Our image comes as a fine art print under premium clear glass in an attractive gold solid wood frame or as an archival-quality giclée canvas in a beautiful black and gold museum frame.

It is known as the Black Madonna because of the soot residue that discolors the painting. The soot is the result of centuries of votive light and candles burning in front of the painting.

This item is available in 4 sizes; please refer to drop down boxes for options.

Whether you purchase for yourself, or as a gift to others, you will love this reminder of God's goodness and unfailing love. It makes a great way to share your faith and anyone who receives it will treasure it.

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