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Thursday, May 1, 2008

May, The Month of Mary

Hail, holy Mother, thou
who didst bring forth the
King who rules heaven
and earth forever and ever.

Czarna Madonna

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for finding this charming video.

One of our family's goals is to go on pilgrimage to Jasna Gora someday, esp. in the month of May "thanne longen folke to goon on pilgrimages," (to quote Chaucer.)

By the way, I just found out recently that Jasna Gora means 'Bright Mountain.'

Being a lover of mountains, esp. my native sunlit uplands of Colorado, I was especially delighted to discover that.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful this video is!

I am reminded of the June 4,1979 sermon of the Polish Pope at Jasna Gora when he began by quoting Adam Mickiewicz's "Pan Tadeusz": "Holy Virgin guarding bright Czestochowa..."

This beloved son of Poland told the assembled crowd that invocation "expressed what then beat and still beats in the hearts of all Poles." (Witness To Hope p.309)

This is the distinguishing charism of the Polish people!!

Blessings,

JASNA GORAK