St Luke the Evangelist...

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St Luke

Black Madonnas

Magnificat: Mary's Song

The Virgin of Czestochowa

Still Black and Still Venerated

Why she's referred to as the Black Madonna

Our Lady of Czestochowa 1

Our Lady of Czestochowa 2

History of the Genre 1

History of the Genre 2

History of the Genre 3

History of the Genre 4

Why is she black?

The Black Madonna: Our Lady of Czestochowa 1

The Black Madonna: Our Lady of Czestochowa 2

Your lap has become the Holy Table

Miracles

 

Nativity by the Masters

Lenore Hughes - Madonna and Child

Crayon Scribbles - the art of Christmas

 

The painting is known as the Black Madonna of Czestochowa

 - allegedly because of the soot residue that discolours the painting.
Centuries of votive lights, devotional incense and candles burning

in front of the painting in this Polish parish church

are the cause of the soot.

 

Mary and the Holy Birth

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Black Madonna Czestochowa

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Black Madonna Czestochowa