Today is the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and, for this occasion, I am re-posting a poem which was written by the English-French Catholic writer, Hilaire Belloc (b. 1870- d. 1953). This poem is a tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa. The name of this Marian ode…
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St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow
The image posted today is of St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland. I found the picture while searching for images, and I was immediately drawn to the look of the church as it seems to gaze on the town, keeping a certain kind of order to the world of the town: perhaps as a signal that Christian culture exists there?…