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Monthly Archives: January 2020


27
Jan 2020
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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27
Jan 2020
Celebrations in honor of Saint Paul the First Hermit

Provincial Meeting Provincial Meeting of the Pauline Fathers & Brothers takes place annually at the Pauline Monastery in Doylestown. The Fathers & Brothers from different parishes and monasteries in the United States gather together to celebrate the Feast of Saint Paul the First Hermit and the Feast of Our Lady Queen of Hermits. It is also a time for a continual priestly and religious formation. On Tuesday, January 14th the Fathers & Brothers have participated in the workshop “Keeping healthy boundaries” led by Sister Mercedes McCann, RSM, Ph. D. from Saint John......

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27
Jan 2020
Saint Paul the First Hermit

On January 15th we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Paul the First Hermit, the patron saint of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers.   The Life of Saint Paul the First Hermit by St. Jerome   It has been a subject of wide-spread and frequent discussion of what monk was the first to give a signal example of the hermit life. For some going back too far have found a beginning in those holy men Elias and John, of whom the former seems to have been more than a monk and the latter to have begun to......

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20
Jan 2020
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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10
Jan 2020
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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10
Jan 2020
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 one Shrine family to share their musical talents and the joy of Christmas with all of us....

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