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04
Mar 2024
NEW PROVINCIAL OF THE AMERICAN PROVINCE  OF THE PAULINE FATHERS & BROTHERS

The Sixth Chapter of the American Province of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers began on March 4th at the Pauline Monastery at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. The Chapter has elected a new Provincial and a new Provincial Council. Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko was elected as the Provincial Superior of the Pauline Fathers in the USA, for a first three-year term. The Chapter has also elected members of the Provincial Council:  Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko– Provincial Fr. Krzysztof Drybka – 1st Definitor (Provincial Vicar) Fr. Mariusz Dymek – 2nd Definitor Fr.......

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19
Dec 2023
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa to welcome Father Dennis Gill into Pauline Confraternity

The Pauline Fathers and Brothers will welcome Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, into a special confraternity that includes others of international renown in recognition of his devotion to Our Lady on 16 January 2024. Among many religious orders which are present in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, there is one that is recognized as the stewards of the Holy Icon of Our Lady known as the “Black Madonna.”  These stewards are known as The Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit, and also as The......

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24
Nov 2021
Provincial Chapter of the Pauline Fathers & Brothers in the USA

The Fifth Chapter of the American Province of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers took place on November 22-23, 2021 at the Pauline Monastery in Doylestown, PA . The Chapter has elected a new Provincial and a new Provincial Council. Fr. Tadeusz Lizinczyk was elected as the Provincial of the Pauline Fathers in the USA for a second three-year term. The Chapter has also elected members of the Provincial Council:  Fr. Tadeusz Lizinczyk – Provincial Fr. Krzysztof Drybka – 1st Definitor (Provincial Vicar) Fr. Sebastian Hanks – 2nd Definitor Fr. Marcin Cwierz –......

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23
Jun 2021
NEW ASSIGNMENTS IN THE PAULINE FATHERS COMMUNITY AT AMERICAN CZESTOCHOWA

Effective June 20, 2021, changes were made in the assignments of Pauline Fathers at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. Fr. Marcin Cwierz was chosen to be the new Prior of the Pauline community in Doylestown. Fr. Bogdan Olzacki became the Subprior. Fr. Mikolaj Socha will be the Administrator of the Pauline Monastery in Doylestown. Fr. Rafal Walczyk became the new Shrine Director. Fr. Tadeusz Lizinczyk still remains as the Provincial of the Pauline Order in the USA.   We sincerely thank the Fathers who have been succeeded......

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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
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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