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Retreat for the Polish Youth from the Polish Schools in USA

Every year a retreat for Polish Youth from the Polish Schools on the East Coast of the United States is organized at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  This year’s retreat took place on February 16-17, 2019. In reference to the recently completed World Youth Day in Panama, the meeting with young people in Doylestown took place under the name: “Panama 2019 at American Czestochowa: Behold I am a handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word!”. The retreat was led by Father Marek......

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Blessing of Children in Honor of St. Paul the First Hermit

Blessing of children in honor of St. Paul the First Hermit took place on Sunday, January 20th after the 11:00 am Mass and 12:30 pm Mass. All the children have also received candy, right after the blessing. St. Paul is a patron saint not only of Pauline Fathers & Brothers but also of all the children. Fr. Krzysztof Drybka OSPPE, Prior of American Czestochowa, celebrated the English Mass and the Polish Mass was celebrated by Fr. Tadeusz Lizinczyk OSPPE, Provincial of the Order in USA, as well as Fr. Mariusz Tabulski OSPPE,......

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March for Life in Washington D.C.

March for life takes place each year in Washington D.C. It gathers US residents who with their presence want to support the right to life of every human being from the moment of conception to natural death. This event is organized around the anniversary of the legalization of the abortion by the US Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case in the early 1970s. This year’s March for Life took place on Friday January 18 and was organized for the 46th time. Huge crowds, especially young people, organized in various groups,......

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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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Christmas Concert

The joy of the Nativity of the Lord has been expressed and celebrated at our Shrine in song and music during the Christmas Concert, that took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Carols and hymns were sung both in English and Polish. Among those who performed were:  Our Lady of Czestochowa Choir, Polish Christmas Quartet, Children of the Polish School, Our Lady Brass Ensemble, Soloists (Hope Lacson – sopran and Bob Strychalski – trumpet) and others.  The concert was prepared and supervised by our Shrine Music Director &......

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