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Dec 24, 2015

A black Madonna and baby Jesus

If you've seen the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus portrayed on a card or in a nativity play this Christmas, they probably had porcelain skin. But both have dark brown skin in an icon which you can see inside ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

St Mary's Cathedral (RC) in Wrexham. This isn't a recent reinterpretation. Tradition has it that the first "black Madonna" was painted by St Luke while Mary herself was telling him the story of Jesus' life. For more about the icon and the cathedral, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the notice board near the church entrance. Or click here to read the info and see a photo of the icon