At Penrose Park in the Southern Highlands of NSW, there is a shrine dedicated to our Lady of Mercy, represented by a replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, known as the Black Madonna. The Shrine is run by the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit known as the Pauline Fathers. The Pauline Fathers have been custodians of the original Icon of the Black Madonna since 1382.
PAULINE FATHERS’ MONASTERY “PENROSE PARK”
C/- POST OFFICE BERRIMA, N.S.W. 2577
120 Hanging Rock Road
Sutton Forest, NSW, 2577
Phone Number: (02) 4878 9192
Fax Number: (02) 4878 9351
Every Good Friday, the Shrine organises a re-enactment of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. It is very well done with countless actors. It is a major event in the life of the Shrine, drawing about 7000 people each year. The Liturgy of Good Friday is celebrated at the Shrine after the play in the Church of the Shrine. The Play offers a great way to spend the Good Friday Public Holiday, with confessions in the morning, the Passion Play, the Liturgy and a wonderful site for a meat-less BBQ with the family. (Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence from meat, there’s a challenge for you)
Every 13th of the Month the shrine celebrates a day of devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.