- MIRACULOUS BLACK MADONNA -
Located in the city of Częstochowa is Poland's national shrine and the icon, which has drawn pilgrims from across the globe for centuries. The monastery of Jasna Góra is home to the miraculous "Black Madonna", a Gothic painting of Our Lady. Its unusual name refers to the color of Madonna's skin, an effect of the paint used getting darker with time. It's believed to have miraculous properties and wondrous history.