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Anonymous submitted to medievalpoc: “ I’m not sure if this image is truly on topic, as the Madonna’s skin colour was not originally intentional, but I saw a travel programme which featured her and mentioned that when she was cleaned of soot the...

Why is there a need to keep the history of the Black Madonna secret?  Medieval depictions of Black Madonna, a.k.a. The Virgin Mary.

Why is there a need to keep the history of the Black Madonna secret? Medieval depictions of Black Madonna, a.k.a. The Virgin Mary.

Black Madonna and Child in Germany

Black Madonna and Child in Germany

Spanish Virgin of Guadalupe de Caceres, after whom her Mexican sister was named. She is Patronness of Extremadura and of all that is Hispanic. Photo: Jose Corrales Guisado from www.mercaba.org

Spanish Virgin of Guadalupe de Caceres, after whom her Mexican sister was named. She is Patronness of Extremadura and of all that is Hispanic. Photo: Jose Corrales Guisado from www.mercaba.org

REGLA PATRONA CHIPIONA ~ El arte de vestir a la Virgen

REGLA PATRONA CHIPIONA ~ El arte de vestir a la Virgen

The Black Madonna of Montserrat.    Also, the Holy Grail was said to be kept safe at the castle of Munsalvaesche (mons salvationis) or Montsalvat (Montserrat), entrusted to Titurel, the first Grail-King.

The Black Madonna of Montserrat. Also, the Holy Grail was said to be kept safe at the castle of Munsalvaesche (mons salvationis) or Montsalvat (Montserrat), entrusted to Titurel, the first Grail-King.

A statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil. Nossa Senhora da Aparecida, olhái pelo Brasil que tanto amamos...! Muita paz!

A statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil. Nossa Senhora da Aparecida, olhái pelo Brasil que tanto amamos...! Muita paz!

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