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Our Lady of Czestochowa

According to the traditional legend, The Icon was created by Saint Luke the Evangelist on a table top from the house of the Holy Family. Saint Luke was said to have painted two images of Mary, one of which found its way to Italy and was kept in Bologna. The other was said to have been removed from Jerusalem and brought to Constantinople. Six centuries later, The Icon was moved to Belz in Russia. In the 14th century, Polish Prince Ladislas of Opole, brought The Icon to Czestochowa in Poland. The Holy Image was placed under the guard of the Pauline Fathers, and it remains with them to this day.