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26
Apr 2022
Art Exhibit & Museum of St. John Paul II

In American Czestochowa we present the collections entrusted to us by pilgrims coming to this Sanctuary. Our vocation is not limited to cultivating only spiritual goods, but also treasures of national culture and memory of our great countrymen. Therefore, at our Shrine, there is an exhibition hall with many memorabilia/remembrance related to John Paul II, including the chasuble and the cassock of John Paul II, as well as a collection of stamps commemorating His pastoral visits and many more. In addition, we have a rich collection of paintings by outstanding artists of......

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06
Dec 2021
New Stained Glass Window - St. Joseph

Another stained glass window has been installed at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The window is depicting Saint Joseph and it comes from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia. Each part of the window has been professionally cleaned and renovated and installed in the lower church (Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The windows are about 100 years old and they come from the art workshop in Munich, Germany. Thank you to all who have contributed!......

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05
Jul 2021
Holy Relics at American Czestochowa

Dear Friends of American Czestochowa On certain days of the liturgical year, the Church on earth remembers saints: first of all, the Holy Mother of God, then the Apostles, martyrs and other saints. He thus shows that he is united with the heavenly liturgy; praises Christ for having accomplished salvation in his glorified members. Their example inspires the Church on her way to the Father. CCC 1195 Holiness is the most important task God puts for us in this life. We achieve it in various ways, such as: prayer, participation in the......

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05
Jul 2021
The Blessed Sacrament stained-glass window

Another stained-glass window, depicting the Most Blessed Sacrament, from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia has been installed at our Shrine!   This window has been placed behind the Altar of Our Lady of Czestochowa in the lower church. You may ask, why behind the altar?   The reason to install this beautiful stained-glass window behind the altar is to invite the faithful to prayerfully circle the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is an ancient custom (circumambulation) to walk around (or to knee walk) around an......

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20
Mar 2021
The Stained Glass Window of St. Stanislaus Is Up In the Lower Church!

The second stained glass window, depicting Saint Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr, from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia has been installed at our Shrine! Each part of the window has been professionally cleaned and renovated and installed in the lower church (Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The windows are about 100 years old and they come from the art workshop in Munich, Germany. Thank you to all who have contributed! Few more windows are to be installed in......

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01
Jan 2021
The Statue of the Maternal Bond at our Shrine

The Maternal Bond Statue is already here! The statue arrived at at a perfect time, on the Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God! The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa is a place where we can experience the love of Mary Mother of Jesus Christ who at the foot of the cross became Mother of us all. Her motherly love creates a bond between her and us her Children which is forever. We are so glad that the Trefz’ Family has decided to offer a statue called Maternal......

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30
Dec 2020
The First Stained Glass Window Has Been Installed!

The first stained glass window, depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary, from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia has been installed at our Shrine! Each part of the window has been professionally cleaned and renovated and installed in the lower church (Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The windows are about 100 years old and they come from the art workshop in Munich, Germany. Thank you to all who have contributed! Few more windows are to be installed in......

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