Thursday, January 23, 2014


I love to get cards from places i've already been to. I've visited the Jasna Góra Sanctuary in Czestochowa, Poland, almost 2 years ago. 

© paulinianum
PL-832420, sent by Michalina.
The Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland, is the most famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and the country's greatest place of pilgrimage – for many its spiritual capital. The image of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is Jasna Góra's most precious treasure. - in: wikipedia
Jasna Gora's bell tower, over 106 meters in height, can be seen by those approaching the monastery and acts as a point of reference in Czestochowa. Previously damaged by fire, the newest part of the bell tower dates to the last century, but older sections of the tower are from the early 1700s. A clock tells the time on each of the four sides of the bell tower and the spire bears the symbol of the Virgin and of the Pauline order of monks who founded the monastery. - in: Jasna-Gora-Monastery-Poland.htm

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