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Pauline Fathers & Brothers


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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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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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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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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21
Sep 2019
Formation Meeting of Pauline Young Priests

Formation Meeting of Pauline Young Priests of the American Province. The meeting for young Pauline priests took place on September 9-11 in St. Joseph’s Church in Rockville, CT (run by Pauline Fathers). This annual meeting was organized by Fr. Marcin Mikulski OSPPE, member of the Provincial Council of the American Province. Fr. Joseph Olczak OSPPE was a spiritual guide during this time of meditation, prayer and fraternity to our Fathers. The meeting concluded at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Stamford, CT, where our Fathers celebrated closing Mass.   Fr. Timothy......

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24
Jan 2019
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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21
Jan 2019
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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11
Jan 2019
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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