“Universal Declaration” a Wake Up Call to Dying Cultures

We call upon all people of good will to listen to the call of the Mother of God and to join with great love and devotion the defense of the civilization of life and love, which is under serious threat globally. So reads, in part, the “Universal Declaration in Defense of the Civilization of Life—Mexico . . . Read more

Pro-Lifers Attribute OK City Abortion Mill Closure to Prayers, Black Madonna Pilgrimage

Last October, as they had many times before, an assembly of people gathered in front of the Warr Acres’ abortion clinic located in the suburbs of Oklahoma City. This time, however, they hosted the Black Madonna, a replica of Our Lady of Czestochowa, which is being brought around the world by Human Life International during . . . Read more

Human Life International Announces Closing Events for Black Madonna’s Historic US Pilgrimage

The worldwide pilgrimage of the traditional Christian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, will soon depart the United States for Mexico and the rest of Latin America. The coordinating organization, Human Life International (HLI), announced today the events in Phoenix, Arizona that will culminate in transfer of HLI’s custodianship . . . Read more

Our Lady of Czestochowa Visits Las Vegas

As we set off for Las Vegas with the Black Madonna, the picturesque southwestern desert joining California and Nevada offered a peaceful backdrop of reflection on the journey of the historic Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life. Wherever we travel, the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa has strengthened the faithful in . . . Read more

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

Our Lady of Czestochowa Enters Southern California

Long Beach’s Church of the Holy Innocents was our first stop in Southern California. On August 9, we brought the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a magnificent replica of the original housed in the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Poland, to Family Planning Associates Medical Group and Planned Parenthood for a prayer vigil . . . Read more

The Black Madonna Inspires Religious in their Vocations

Ever since the From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life began in the Summer of 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia, the pilgrimage has encouraged the faithful to seek the intercession of Our Blessed Mother and has implored prayers from members of the Church, especially consecrated religious. In keeping with this mission, the pilgrim icon . . . Read more

Black Madonna Saved from Fire; Pilgrim Icon Increases Faith and Devotion of Northern California Catholics

The journey of the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”) across North America began in August 2013 as a continuation of the worldwide From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life. This historic pilgrimage began in Vladivostok, Russia in the summer of 2012, and will continue across North America until . . . Read more

Coincidences? Series of Marian Events Point to Divine Providence in Abortion Mill Closure

Some might consider it just a series of coincidences; however, others believe it to be Divine Providence. When Father Peter West, Vice President of Human Life International, traveled to Sharonville, Ohio this past May, he didn’t travel alone. The Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady Czestochowa accompanied the priest to the city’s Women’s Center clinic for . . . Read more

Pilgrim Icon Visits Portland’s Grotto for Spiritual Contemplation and Marian Devotion

Reflecting on our historic North American pilgrimage with the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa thus far, I am continually awed by the devotion of pro-life faithful to Our Lady. More than 30 devoted and inspired pro-life pilgrims welcomed the Black Madonna upon our arrival at the Planned Parenthood in Olympia, Washington. This was . . . Read more