Rome Newsroom, Aug 17, 2021 / 10:00 am
Nearly 40,000 Catholic pilgrims journeyed on foot, by bicycle, and on horseback to arrive at the Marian shrine of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa, Poland this summer.
The traditional walking pilgrimage to venerate an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa housed in the shrine dates back to the 17th century.
Among the pilgrims to make the historic trek was Bishop Marek Solarczyk of Radom, Poland who helped to lead his diocese’s 43rd annual walking pilgrimage.
In addition to caring for the pilgrims spiritual needs, the bishop assisted with the morning wake-up call by playing his horn each morning of the roughly 100 mile journey.