Black Madonna’s Peregrination Continues Through Southern California

With many tales of devotion brought to our attention along the way, we continue the peregrination of the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa on August 22. Staffed by the Norbertines of Saint Michael’s Order, an order devoted to reverent public chanting of the choir . . . Read more

The Black Madonna Returns to Washington State

Our return to Washington on July 19 brought many blessings to those engaged in pro-life work and for many was a chance to grow in their devotion to Our Lady. Upon our arrival at St. Brendan Church in Bothell, WA, we were elated to see Human Life International materials in the community room at a . . . Read more

Devoted Canadians Warmly Receive the Black Madonna in Vancouver

Our July 12 arrival at St. Casimir Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, marked our first return to Canada since we left Brampton, Ontario in mid-April. It was a welcome sight to see the Polish Mission Church in Vancouver overflowing with pilgrims who came to greet Our Lady of Czestochowa. Father Slawomir Oblak celebrated Mass and . . . Read more

Pilgrim Icon Strengthens Pro-Life Efforts in Washington State

In Bremerton, a city located on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle, a crowd of ardent pro-life supporters greeted the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish. Father Derek Lappe, pastor, is blessed with parishioners actively engaged in faith formation programs and Eucharistic Adoration. On Saturday, July 5, . . . Read more

The Pilgrim Icon Comes to the Big Sky Country of Montana

Montana is the 4th largest State in the United States, and also one of the least densely populated with just over one million residents, almost a quarter of whom identify as Catholic. Nicknamed “Big Sky Country” for its panoramic vistas, Montana became the 41st State in 1889. Our Lady came to Lewistown, Montana, a small . . . Read more

Lincoln, Nebraska Welcomes Our Lady of Czestochowa

by Father Peter West and Chris Morales   — Liveliness best describes the scene of arrival for the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Lincoln, Nebraska. The state derived its name from the Native Otoe words Ñí Brásge, and homesteaders flocked there during the California Gold Rush era. Nebraska’s capital, then known as the . . . Read more

Icon Visits Catholics, Marian Shrines in WI

From HLI Staff — On June 13th, St. John the Baptist Church welcomed the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to the railroad town of Marshfield, Wisconsin. With the assistance of Deacon Jeffrey Austin, Father West celebrated Mass followed by confessions. During his homily, he explained the extraordinary history of the Black Madonna and . . . Read more

Thanks Given to Our Lady for Closure of Last Abortion Office in Corpus Christi

The beautiful port city of Corpus Christi in Texas will have a special celebration of its feast day this weekend. For the first time in 37 years there will be no facilities committing abortions in the city! At one time in Corpus Christi there were three abortion mills in operation and nine abortionists in this . . . Read more

Pro-Life Black Madonna Pilgrimage Comes to Montreal and Ottawa

The historic From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage in Defense of Life is uniting Christians around the world in prayer for the protection of life from conception until natural death, and for the defense of the family. Public expression of faith is key to transforming the culture. Devotion is what carries faith into the world, and . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Local News in Texas Covers Black Madonna Pilgrimage

Human Life International VP for Missions Father Peter West traveled through Texas with the pilgrim icon of the Black Madonna February 21-March 1 as part of the From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage in Defense of Life. While pro-lifers often don’t get a fair shake in the media, some local Texas news organizations featured the historic . . . Read more