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Pauline Fathers & Brothers


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
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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29
Dec 2020
Christmas at the Pauline Monastery in Doylestown

Christmas gives off the feeling of togetherness, gathering families at the table on Christmas Eve, allowing them to break free from their life’s problems for a while, focusing on God and His infinite love for man. It is no different in monasteries, where the Christmas table is also prepared and everyone sits together to eat. No one should feel lonely at Christmas. In our Pauline monastery that we serve at, American Czestochowa, the Christmas Eve supper was held at 7:00PM, preceded by the Christmas Vigil Mass in the church with the faithful......

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15
Dec 2020
“Hundredfold” Workshop & Shrine's Vocation Apostolate

“A vocation helps a person to free himself, that’s for sure, but you also have to liberate your vocation” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Vocation tends to hold a special place in a person’s heart, because it allows for one’s realization of concrete, decisive and determined paths in their lives. There are many ways in which a person can get closer to God, for one we can say that we need to become realists- to make our lives meaningful and happy. Oftentimes, choosing the right path in life and making a decision, tends......

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08
Dec 2020
Investiture of Our Novices

Congratulations to our Novices! Today, on December 8th, our brothers in the novitiate (in Lesniow, Poland) have received their Pauline habits. In a special way, we want to congratulate Brother Antonio (Brett) Jerrolds from our American Province! Please keep all our novices in your prayers and continue to pray for numerous and holy vocations to our religious Order.  ...

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07
Nov 2020
Memorial of All the Saints of the Pauline Order

Are there any Pauline Saints? YES! Though the sanctity of the numerous members of our Order has been witnessed by countless graces both during and after this life, the Pauline monks, following an old tradition, have never sought the canonization of their members. Each member of the community who dies is buried in prayerful confidence that he has obtained sanctity in this life. That is why on November 7th, the Pauline Fathers and Brothers celebrate the Memorial of All the Saints of the Pauline Order. Today, we ask for intercession of many......

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06
Nov 2020
Provincial Visitation in Doylestown

During the first days of November, 2nd to 6th, a canonical visitation took place at our Pauline Monastery and the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. The visitation was conducted by Fr. Tadeusz Lizinczyk OSPPE, Provincial of the Pauline Community in the USA, and Fr. Karol Jarzabek OSPPE, Provincial Secretary. May this time of the Provincial Visitation strengthen our community of Pauline Fathers & Brothers and help us in our ministries at the Shrine....

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09
Mar 2020
Death of Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski OSPPE

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski OSPPE. Fr. Lucius, after 89 years of life, 70 years of religious life and 64 years of priesthood, passed away on March 9, 2020, in the early hours of the morning.   INFORMATION ABOUT FR. LUCIUS’ FUNERAL: Saturday, March 14th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA 8:30 am – Transfer of the body from the Monastery to the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church) 9:00 am – 11:00......

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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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