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  • Jerilynn Gangwer

Częstochowa Monastery Jasna Gora, Poland

When I was in Poland, I had the opportunity to visit the Jasna Gora monastery located in Czestochowa, Poland. It is run by the Pauline fathers and monks.

Jasna Gora is one of Poland‘s national historic monuments and part of the National Heritage Board of Poland. The Shrine is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and a popular place for pilgrimages . While I was there, a group arrived on a pilgrimage from Kraków Poland. They were ecstatic to finally arrive at the monastery.

Jasna Gora holds many religious relics and precious treasures, including the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Our Lady of Jasna Gora), which is also known as the Black Madonna. The Black Madonna was brought to Częstochowa by Prince Ladislaus Opolszy, who founded the monastery in 1382.

There is so much beauty and history inside the monastery. If you have the chance to visit Poland, make sure you plan to visit Jasna Gora.

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