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The Epiphany of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord at the Shrine and at the Monastery of Pauline Fathers and Brothers in Doylestown, PA. On this day at all Masses we have blessed chalk and incense to bless our homes and to inscribe C+M+B on our doors. The letters traditionally signify the name of the Magi, the Three Kings (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) and also are an abbreviation of a house blessing “Christus mansionem benedicat”, which means, “May Christ bless this house”. On this occasion an annual blessing took place at our Monastery......

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Christmas Day at American Czestochowa

For many years, the Holy Day of Christmas at the American Czestochowa has been an experience of a joyful and familial atmosphere. The elevated character of the liturgy, the beauty of the choral singing, and other attractions bring to this house of the Mother of God crowds of pilgrims, who desire to experience renewal and hope on the day of Christ’s birth. This is on beautiful display particularly during the two solemn celebrations of the Holy Mass: the 5:00 PM celebration on Christmas Eve in English, and the traditional Polish “Shepherds” Mass,......

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Christmas Concert at American Czestochowa

On Sunday, December 29th a Christmas Concert organized by Mr. Pawel Raczkowski, Shrine Music Director, took place out Shrine, in St. Anne’s Chapel. This year’s concert featured Our Lady of Czestochowa Choir, OLCD J’s Band, Orchestra, Polish Charismatic Group, Pauline Fathers, and many other soloists. All of the musicians came as a one Shrine family to share their musical talents and the joy of Christmas with all of us.   Video Recording Photos  ...

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Christmas Eve for the Shrine Employees

Christmas Eve for the Shrine Employees took place at the Shrine Cafeteria on Friday, December 20th. It was a wonderful occasion for the Pauline Fathers & Brothers – Fr. Mikołaj Socha (Shrine Director) and Fr. Krzysztof Drybka (Prior of Monastery) to thank our dedicated employees, who serve pilgrims at the Shrine, to share the Christmas wafer together (opłatek), sing Christmas carols, and to wish everyone Merry and Joyful Christmas! Photos...

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La Posada

La Posada at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Posada is a tradition popular in Mexico and also present in some Latin America countries before Christmas. It is about re-enacting Mary’s and Joseph’s search for a lodging in Bethlehem. During these nine days before the Nativity, Las Posadas take place every night at a different place, visiting various houses and places. Pilgrims came to our Shrine to share with us this wonderful tradition.  ...

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