|Entrance to The Chapel of Our Mary|
(Site of The Black Madonna)
in the Basilica.
Finally, we're getting closer and closer to seeing her!
|The Mother of God with the Christ Child or The Black Madonna at last!|
The Madonna is black because of soot residue that discolors the painting, the result
of centuries of votive lights and candles burning in front of the painting.
|There were hundreds upon hundreds of offerings |
left by those who had come seeking miracles;
how very powerful and moving.
|The comparitively simple ceiling in|
The Chapel of Our Mary.
|The magnificent Basilica|
|The more grandiose Basilica ceiling above |
and in more detail below.
|The Soldiarity symbol was in a position of |
prominence in the Basilica.
|The Golgotha Gallery displaying wall hangings|
of Pope John Paul II's trips around the world.
|His trip to Canada of course!|
|Saw and walked the Stations of the |
Cross from above - just spectacular.
|This gives a good sense of the scope of |
Jasna Gora Monastery.