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Shrine Events


Palm Sunday at American Czestochowa

Palm Sunday – the Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, which this year was celebrated on April 14th, is a special day of preparation for the Easter Triduum. During all the Masses at our Shrine, the Passion of the Lord was read. The blessing of palms took place during all the Masses, commemorating in this way the solemn entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. The two main Masses at the Shrine took place at 11:00 am and at 12:30 pm. During the procession at 12:30, Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Supplementary School,......

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Invitation for the Easter Triduum

The Pauline Fathers and Brothers invite you to the American Częstochowa for the Easter Triduum, the most important days of the liturgical year, which celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We begin these solemn days on Holy Thursday, April 18, with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm. On Good Friday, Confessions will take place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the St. Anne’s Chapel, where there will be a traditional “Repository Chapel”, the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament. The Liturgy of the Passion and Death......

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Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fast and abstinance. Mass schedule (with the imposition of ashes at every Mass): 7:30 am – in English 8:00 am – in English 10:00 am – in Polish 11:30 am – in English 5:00 pm – in English 7:00 pm – in English   All Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church)....

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Meeting of Pauline Fathers & Brothers in Doylestown

Every year on January 15, the Pauline Fathers & Brothers around the world celebrate a feast in honor of its patron saint, Paul the First Hermit. On this occasion, the monks participated in a Novena, singing hymns together in honor of Saint Paul. In the American Province, these celebrations are also an opportunity for all the Fathers & Brothers from different parishes and monasteries in USA, to meet together. The meeting of the whole province took place on January 14-16 at the monastery in Doylestown, at the Shrine of Our Lady of......

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Christmas decorations at our Shrine

The exquisite Christmas decorations are displayed at our Shrine every year during the Christmas season. This year they will be up until January 20th, 2019.  A light show of 100,000 outside lights and 8000 inside lights; many locally-purchased Christmas trees standing over 12 feet tall; an outdoor live Nativity scene with animals; and an indoor Neapolitan-style Nativity scene with over 40 moving statues, located to the right of the main altar, are just some of the Christmas attractions which surround visitors with a festive ambience. You can still see all of these beautiful......

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Blessing of the Monastery on the Epiphany of the Lord

On January 6th, on the Epiphany of the Lord, in accord with the Pauline tradition, annual monastery blessing took place in Doylestown. Every room and cell, the chapel and even the kitchen of the monastery has been blessed. The doors have been marked with C+M+B (Christus Mansionem Benedicat). During this time the entire community of Pauline Fathers & Brothers have been joyfully singing Christmas carols and praying for God’s blessings for this new year 2019.   Photos...

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New Shrine Director

Effective January 1, 2019, Fr. Mikolaj Socha OSPPE has been appointed by Father. Provincial as the new Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Fr. Mikolaj has replaced Fr. Edward Volz OSPPE who has been the Director of the Shrine for the number of years. We wish many blessing to the new Director and please keep him in your prayers....

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YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 - National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Many interesting events took place at our Shrine this year. A lot of people made their pilgrimage to visit the Shrine of the Blessed Vrigin Mary of Czestochowa. We present the most important events of the year 2018. Praise the Lord for everything that has happened! Which one was your favorite event this year? JANUARY 2018 Nativity Play, Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit and the day of recollection for teachers of Polish Schools On Sunday, January 14, 2018, our Shrine became a special place of prayer of children and teachers.......

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President George H. W. Bush at American Czestochowa

On November 30th the American people have been saddened by the news of the death of George H. W. Bush, the 41st US President. Remembering his life, presidency and his legacy, it is a good moment to recall his visit to our Shrine in Doylestown. On April 13, 1980 George H. W. Bush have visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa as a Presidential Candidate. During this time he was campaigning for the Presidential nomination in the Pennsylvania Republican primary. He eventually ended up becoming a Vice President of President Ronald......

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