Renovation in Front of the Main Church
Why renovation, why now?
Dear Pilgrims and Friends of American Czestochowa.
Those of you who come to our Shrine regularly could see that at the beginning of November renovation work started at the platform and steps in front of the church. Perhaps many of you are curious why we have started this renovation and why now, during the pandemic time.
The need for renovation is a result of damage done by water to the railings on the steps as well as damage to the ceilings in the corridors leading to the Lower Chapel, St. John Paul II Meeting Room, and Museum. In addition to that, moisture in the museum, caused by the water, became extremely dangerous to the paintings of such famous painters as Jan Styka, Adam Styka, Tadeusz Styka, or Jerzy Kossak, which are displayed in our Art Exhibit Museum.
Preparation for this renovation took place for over one year. That includes engineers’ work, the process of choosing a general contractor, and getting all the permits needed to start the renovation.
The work, which was started at the beginning of November is the next stage of this process. The purpose of it is to make sure that all the pilgrims coming to our Shrine are safe and it is also a sign of our care for the art collection located in our museum and entrusted to us by our benefactors.
Thank you for understanding the need for this renovation and for supporting it. If you would like to support this renovation and other projects at our Shrine please consider making a donation through our website: www.czestochowa.us/donation/
Fr. Tadeusz Lizinczyk OSPPE
Provincial of the Pauline Order in the USA
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