Black Madonna Shrine – Eureka, MO

“A group of Franciscan Brothers were invited by the archbishop of St. Louis to come from Poland and build a nursing home for men. Brother Bronislaus came, bringing with him the memories of the people of Poland making long pilgrimages to Our Lady to her Shrine in Jasna Gora. He wanted us to share his love for Our Lady. He cleared the land and built the chapel and all of the grottoes to offer pilgrims a place to rest in the arms of Our Mother.”