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Apr 2022
Art Exhibit & Museum of St. John Paul II

In American Czestochowa we present the collections entrusted to us by pilgrims coming to this Sanctuary. Our vocation is not limited to cultivating only spiritual goods, but also treasures of national culture and memory of our great countrymen. Therefore, at our Shrine, there is an exhibition hall with many memorabilia/remembrance related to John Paul II, including the chasuble and the cassock of John Paul II, as well as a collection of stamps commemorating His pastoral visits and many more. In addition, we have a rich collection of paintings by outstanding artists of......

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06
Dec 2021
New Stained Glass Window - St. Joseph

Another stained glass window has been installed at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The window is depicting Saint Joseph and it comes from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia. Each part of the window has been professionally cleaned and renovated and installed in the lower church (Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The windows are about 100 years old and they come from the art workshop in Munich, Germany. Thank you to all who have contributed!......

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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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05
Jul 2021
Holy Relics at American Czestochowa

Dear Friends of American Czestochowa On certain days of the liturgical year, the Church on earth remembers saints: first of all, the Holy Mother of God, then the Apostles, martyrs and other saints. He thus shows that he is united with the heavenly liturgy; praises Christ for having accomplished salvation in his glorified members. Their example inspires the Church on her way to the Father. CCC 1195 Holiness is the most important task God puts for us in this life. We achieve it in various ways, such as: prayer, participation in the......

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05
Jul 2021
The Blessed Sacrament stained-glass window

Another stained-glass window, depicting the Most Blessed Sacrament, from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia has been installed at our Shrine!   This window has been placed behind the Altar of Our Lady of Czestochowa in the lower church. You may ask, why behind the altar?   The reason to install this beautiful stained-glass window behind the altar is to invite the faithful to prayerfully circle the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is an ancient custom (circumambulation) to walk around (or to knee walk) around an......

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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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