Saturday, September 2, 2017

Jasna Góra Monastery

The Black Madonna of Częstochowa painting, also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa is said to have miraculous healing powers.

Mass was being celebrated while we were there and there were many children receiving their first Communion.








The statue in this photo depicts the parents of Pope John Paul II, who lived nearby.

After leaving Warsaw, we headed south through the Polish countryside and stopped at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, a famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and one of the country's places of pilgrimage. Every year, millions of pilgrims from all over the world travel to see the image of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa (seen in the first two photos above). The painting is said to have miraculous healing powers and is one of Jasna Góra's most precious treasures. Founded in 1382, the monastery is another site designated as one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments.


20 comments:

Tom said...

...architecture and art to enjoy, thanks!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the Monastery is gorgeous. The details inside are just stunning.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Marleen said...

Breathtaking.

Sandra said...

I have always in my mind thought of dark, dreary and not beautiful buildings when I heard the word monastery. this proves me wrong. so much beauty.

Sandi said...

Those ceilings!

Adam said...

I remember hearing a statue of Mary was leaking "tears" somewhere in the 3rd world. People thought it was a miracle and started to drink it hoping to be cleansed and healed. Turned out the water was really from a bad plumbing line connected to a toliet

Christine said...

I have never seen a more decorated and ornate building in my life!
It's amazing!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful photos. The inside of the monastery is very pretty.

Kate said...

The monastery and environs is rich in decoration!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can see why you were impressed Lois, wonderful details shown so beautifully here, merci beaucoup ✨

William Kendall said...

Beautiful and ornate!

RedPat said...

The interior is amazing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lois, I've just been catching up on your previous posts.
What wonderful photographs you've shared of your trip ... amazing.
This monastery is just beautiful too.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Glorious cathedral -- isn't it something to think about children making their First Holy Communion in such a dramatic and historic setting! -- I suppose it is their regular church and they take it for granted.

A Colorful World said...

What a fascinating stop this must have been for you! Loved seeing the ornate cathedral, and the beautiful architecture.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela reportagem fotográfica.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

bill burke said...

The Monastery is absolutely beautiful both outside and inside. Fantastic photos Lois.

Klara S said...

It's beautiful place. I've never been there so far. Shame on me.

Revrunner said...

Such a famous icon.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures of the ornate interior!