The image of Our Lady of Częstochowa is the most famous and the most venerated holy image in Poland. In contemporary Poland the image is a kind of a cultural icon, instantly recognizable and connected with popular symbolic and mythological meanings. Presented in this book is an analysis of beliefs, narratives ( great and small stories ), myths and rituals. This analysis reveals that for its devotees the image is not merely a material object and a picture – it is perceived, lived and experienced as a real person – figure of Mary – Queen and Mother.
Książka "The Image and the Figure Our Lady of Częstochowa in Polish Culture and Popular Religion" - Anna Niedźwiedź - oprawa miękka - Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Książka posiada 196 stron i została wydana w 2010 r.