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The Black Madonna
Our Lady of Częstochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, is considered the Queen and Protectress of Poland. She is housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland. There are many legends that trace the origins of this image back to St. Luke, who painted it in the home of the Holy Family. It is later believed to have been found in Jerusalem by St. Helena, who then presented it to her son, Constantine the Great.

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