Perfect for your Altar or Shrine. Her image (Our Lady of Częstochowa) juxtaposes several ideals of womanhood: a powerful, heavenly queen, a suffering mother, a perfect nurturer…(the) scars a sign of suffering she shares with her worshippers. ~ Trochimczyk,
Black Madonna will hear the calls of those with depression, one who is searching to fill the void, women with fertility and menstruation issues, and people that need her guidance. She is a healer and the light at the end of a dark tunnel although she appears blackened and dark she is filled with answers.
The legend concerning the two scars on the Black Madonna’s right cheek is that the Hussites stormed the Pauline monastery in 1430, plundering the sanctuary. Among the items stolen was the icon. After putting it in their wagon, the Hussites tried to get away but their horses refused to move. They threw the portrait down to the ground and one of the plunderers drew his sword upon the image and inflicted two deep strikes. When the robber tried to inflict a third strike, he fell to the ground and writhed in agony until his death. Despite past attempts to repair these scars, they had difficulty in covering up those slashes as the painting was done with tempera infused with diluted wax.
1 Vintage 2″x4″ Paper Holy Card with gold edges that was made in Italy