|Madonna of Vilnius|
Madonna of Vilnius, Ostra Brama, formerly Poland
"O Holy Maid, who Czestochowa's shrine
Dost guard and on the Pointed Gateway shine
And watchest Nowogrodek's pinnacle!
As Thou didst heal me by a miracle
(For when my weeping mother sought Thy power,
I raised my dying eyes, and in that hour
My strength returned, and to Thy shrine I trod
For life restored to offer thanks to God),
So by a miracle Thou 'lt bring us home."
—A. Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz, transl. Kenneth R. Mackenzie