Leaders of pro-life movements of 16 European and Asian countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Poland Portugal, UK, and
After the ceremony of touching a copy of the Czestochowa icon to the original and blessing the copy, the icon of Our Lady begins to create her own history. On Monday morning, January 30, 2012 the Icon of Our Lady of
A Pilgrimage "From Ocean to Ocean" of Our Lady of Czestochowa in her icon will begin any time. Now we have to decide how she will travel. Through the Siberian wilderness we definitely need a pickup truck, which is
Meeting of the International Committee of the Czestochowa icon pilgrimage through the world in defense of life "From Ocean to Ocean"
Leaders of pro-life movements from 18 countries met on Saturday May 5th in Czestochowa to discuss the near future when the Czestochowa Icon of Our Lady will travel across Asia and Europe from the Pacific Ocean to the
Our Lady will visit Poland on August 12 - 26. We are building a glassed altar on wheels especially for her in order to comfortably go and be seen in all the towns she will passed. We organize meetings, there is a
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Proposed schedule of peregrination (pilgrimage) of the Icon of Our Lady of
At around 10:00 in the morning, on Sunday, August 12th, the Icon of Czestochowa traveling through the many countries in defense of life had crossed the Polish border. After a touching farewell in front
The beautiful church in Sokolka of St. Anthony of Padua has gathered a huge crowd of people who wanted to celebrate the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, on Sunday, August 12th. This parish in Sokolka is
In the afternoon, on August 12th, the pastor with several priests from neighboring parishes and numerous faithful awaited Our Blessed Mother in front of the Catholic church in Suprasl. The motorcyle escort arrived
In the evening of the 12th of August, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa arrived in the Polish city of Białystok, where great crowds of people awaited Her. The first meeting took place at the Roman-Catholic
In the evening, on August 12th, the Icon of Czestochowa was carried in a procession through the main streets of the city from the Catholic cathedral to the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Miracle Worker.
Leaving Bialystok, Our Lady in the Icon of Czestochowa blesses the conceived life in Her travels across the world. This was especially expressed during Her short visit at the infertility clinic named
We were late! The road turned out to be under construction, some stretches of the road very uneven and it was impossible to drive faster, even with the escort of the motorcade and the police. Several times,
On August 14, in the afternoon, the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa arrived in Gdańsk. The first place she visited was the Orthodox parish of st. Nicholas in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. Our Lady came in the "Life Mobile". The parish priest, Fr. Dariusz Jóźwik, assisted by parishioners, met
This was truly a intimate meeting. The Mother Superior, Karin, was joking that the Blessed Mother will drop in on them "for coffee" only.
The Life Mobile arrived at the entrance to the chapel. All
On Tuesday evening of August 14th, on the Eve of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa had arrived at the Passionist Marian Shrine in Wejherowo.
Everyone was waiting for the Blessed Mother at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, where a beautiful and very old statue of the Pieta adorns the church. The peregrinating Icon arrived here to greet the Kashubians.
On August 15th, at 16:00 (4:00 p.m.), Our Blessed Mother had entered the territory of the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień. In the middle of the road junction in Ginawa, Archbishop Andrew Dzięga, the
Szczecin received Our Blessed Mother in the Czestochowa Icon extremely hospitably. There were many meetings, little time, and everywhere very many, many people.
Early morning on August 16th, a trail of vehicles was riding ahead of the Icon of Czestochowa. At the head of the cavalcade was the police car, next were the motorcycle riders, following was the Archbishop's
Hundreds of faithful, gathered in the Naklo parish church, greeted the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa. It did not matter to them that the wait had been prolonged by almost an hour. Many, with tears of
Early morning, on August 17th, the Icon of Czestochowa arrived at the church of St. Luke the Evangelist (being newly constructed) in Fordon, after the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass had been celebrated by the Reverend Dr.
On the border of the city of Toruń, a special delegation awaited Our Blessed Mother – the Pastor of the Catholic Cathedral of the two St. Johns, Monsignor Marek Rumiński, together with the Pastor of the Orthodox Parish
Following the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass and the farewell at the Torun Cathedral of SS. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, the Icon, escorted by the police and blue motorcade of the "Katyn Rally," was transported
On Saturday, August 18th, in the afternoon, Our Lady of Czestochowa had arrived at the Orthodox parish of St. John Klimak in the Warsaw district called "Wola." There, She was being awaited by the pastor of the parish,
On Sunday, August 19th, at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, had arrived at the Shrine of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko in Warsaw's Zoliborz. She came in Her glass "Life
A heatwave of 32 degrees Celsius, the forecasted thunderstorm, a weekend, and the middle of summer vacation – none of these elements could stop the Warsaw residents from welcoming Our Blessed Mother in the Icon of Czestochowa with open hearts.
After the morning prayers and Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Mark Solarczyk, the Icon of Czestochowa departed Warsaw, this time she was being carefully escorted by the police.
The first stop in Lodz was the
The August walking pilgrimages to Czestochowa are an old Polish tradition. Every year, thousands of Polish Catholics, walking from all corners of Poland, converge to gather at Jasna Gora (Bright Hill),
"The Gospel of life must be proclaimed and human life defended in all places and all times."
~ Blessed Pope John Paul II in Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics
In the morning of August 22nd, on the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary, the Czestochowa Icon had arrived at the Lodz Cathedral assisted by the police and the motorcade of the Katyn Rally. Archbishop
On August 22nd, on the Queenship of Mary, the peregrinating Icon of Czestochowa returned home, meaning - she was placed at the Jasna Gora Monastery. Solemnly brought into the Chapel of the Miraculous
On Thursday, August 23rd, the Icon of Czestochowa, peregrinating "from Ocean to Ocean" departed from Jasna Gora, Czestochowa. The next place of Our Lady's Visitation was the city of Piekary Slaskie in
Early afternoon, on Friday, August 24, the Icon of Czestochowa, peregrinating across the world in defense of life, had arrived in Krakow (also known as Cracow) at the Pauline Fathers shrine at Skalka on the bank of the
In Krakow (Cracow), next to the church at Skalka and the old monastery of the Pauline Fathers, is also an equally old convent of the Sisters of St. Augustine. This religious order exists in the Krakow area for
The visit to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki in Krakow (Cracow) during the peregrination of the Icon of Czestochowa fell on August 25th, in the early morning hours. At first, no one paid attention to the
The parting with Our Lady on Sunday morning was very emotional. The faithful had white handkerchiefs in their hands, which they used to wave farewell to Our Blessed Mother in the Icon of Czestochowa. As the
On Sunday, the 9th of December 2012, at 8:45 A.M., when the celebration of the Holy Eucharist had ended, and the priests had left for the sacristy, a 58 year-old man, attempted to damage seriously the Miraculous Icon of
The message of His Holiness Patriarch Cyril on the act of vandalism against the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa
On December 22 at 4.15 P.M. His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Cyril, wrote a letter to the representative of the Conference of the Polish Catholic Church Episcopate, Józef Michalik, in relation to the
On Thursday, April 25 2013 at 10 am. in Sala Rycerska (The knights` hall) at Jasna Góra a photo-exhibition “From Ocean to Ocean – the first stage of the peregrination of the copy of the Icon of Our Lady of
Holy Mary Virgin of Fatima,with renewed gratitude for your maternal presencewe join our