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Religious Icon Travels 8,000 Miles to Coastal Bend

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

An international religious icon has made its way to the Coastal Bend. Our Lady of Czestachowa, better known as the "Black Madonna," traveled 8,000 miles to reach Corpus Christi. Supporters gathered Monday night at St. Joseph's Catholic Church for a special mass. The "Black Madonna" is part of a global campaign of prayer supporting life and family.

"And all along the way prayers are being offered in defense of human life and all of its stages," said Father Peter West, Vice President of Missions Human Life International. "From the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, especially pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and other attacks on innocent human life."

Father Peter West says two masses will take place Tuesday to honor the "Black Madonna" The first one is at noon at St. Joseph's and the second service is at 7 p.m. At Our Lady of Czestachowa on Lantana Street.