During the homily I shared with the Polish community my attempt at discovering my roots. In 1980, I journeyed to Poland. ...A trip which included a visit to "the Shrine of the 'Black Madonna,' the queen of Poland."
I viewed men and women expressing their piety by approaching, on their knees, the icon of the Blessed Mother. I was deeply moved by this devotional practice which reflects the great fidelity that the Poles have for our Lady and their willingness to humble themselves before their queen.Some are moved in the opposite direction by this devotional practice.