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Monthly Archives: January 2021


28
Jan 2021
March for Life in Philadelphia 2021

The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa has organized a bus for the March for Life in Philadelphia, organized by Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia in lieu of attending the annual March for Life in Washington D.C., due to the ongoing pandemic. The group from our Shrine participated in the Holy Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, presided by Archbishop Nelson Perez.  Bishop Joseph Coffey, an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, preached the homily. After the Eucharist our group joined the march,......

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27
Jan 2021
How the Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit is celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA?

History Pawełki (from Polish) – is a specific word used to describe the weekly celebrations of Pauline Fathers and Brothers (OSPPE)- dedicating their honor and respect to their patron; St. Paul the First Hermit. This year despite the pandemic and restrictions, Pauline Fathers in Doylestown, PA celebrated Pawełki from January 8th to January 17th. The celebration in respect to St. Paul the First Hermit began with thoughtful preparations:  each detail, mass, prayer, penance, spreading of Marian devotion and celebration of the sacrament of penance and reconciliation- played an important role for each......

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09
Jan 2021
Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit at American Czestochowa

The Pauline Fathers and Brothers in Doylestown Monastery have started the annual Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit, the patron of the Order. The Novena takes place this year from January 8th to January 16th. On January 17th we will celebrate a Solemn Mass and a Blessing of Children in honor of St. Paul at 11:00 (in English) and 12:30 pm (in Polish) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. We invite you to pray during this time for all Fathers and Brothers, especially in the American Province and......

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04
Jan 2021
PHISHING SCAM ALERT

Dear Friends of American Czestochowa, A number of phishing scam attempts have been brought to our attention. In those emails someone falsely claimed to be Father Tadeusz Lizinczyk, Provincial of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers in the USA, and tried to convince members of our Shrine community to purchase gift cards to support the Shrine or for different charity causes. We caution you to be aware of this scam and NOT to send any donations in this way. All the donations requests are always handled by our Shrine office, using official means of communications......

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04
Jan 2021
The Epiphany Blessing at the Monastery and the Shrine

Each year, on day of the Epiphany of the Lord, our Pauline religious community celebrates a solemn blessing of the monastery. During the procession around the house and the Shrine, the Fathers bless the chapel, the monastic cells of the fathers and brothers, the kitchen, the refectory, guest rooms, as well as Shrine offices, media office, the gift shop, the cafeteria and the kitchen as well as the retreat house. This year’s blessing was presided over by Father Jan Michalak, the Subprior of our Monastery in Doylestown. MORE PHOTOS...

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01
Jan 2021
The Statue of the Maternal Bond at our Shrine

The Maternal Bond Statue is already here! The statue arrived at at a perfect time, on the Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God! The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa is a place where we can experience the love of Mary Mother of Jesus Christ who at the foot of the cross became Mother of us all. Her motherly love creates a bond between her and us her Children which is forever. We are so glad that the Trefz’ Family has decided to offer a statue called Maternal......

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