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Monthly Archives: December 2019


30
Dec 2019
Nativity Play

Nativity Play at our Shrine was performed by the children from the Polish School of Our Lady of Czestochowa on Sunday, December 22nd, after 12:30 pm. It was a great preparation for celebrating the mystery of the incarnation and nativity of Our Lord at Christmas. Photos...

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30
Dec 2019
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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30
Dec 2019
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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30
Dec 2019
Retreat for Pauline Fathers & Brothers

Every year Pauline Fathers & Brothers participate in their monastic retreat. Our American Province is usually divided into two groups of participants. This year the first group of Paulines had their retreat in Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, NJ. The second group of Pauline Fathers & Brothers of the American Province participated in their monastic retreat at our Monastery in Doylestown, PA at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The retreat master was Fr. Piotr Loza OSPPE from Krakow, Poland. Photos from Morristown, NJ Photos from Doylestown, PA...

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30
Dec 2019
Day of Prayer for the Faithful Departed

On Sunday, November 3rd, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA, we have celebrated All Souls Day, by praying for all our faithful departed, especially those buried at our cemetery. Procession to the cemetery took place after the 12:30 pm Polish Mass. Fr. Jan Michalak OSPPE, Subprior of Pauline Monastery was the main celebrant of the Eucharist and the outdoor procession. Photos by Grzegorz Tymiński Photos...

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27
Dec 2019
The Holy Day of Christmas at the 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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