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May 2020
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla at American Czestochowa

On May 18, 2020. we will be celebrating a hundredth anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope John Paul II. On this occasion, we would like to share a memoir of his two visits to the American Czestochowa, which he made as a Cardinal. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla traveled a lot during his life. Visiting many places on the world map, he also visited the American Czestochowa – the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, in 1969 and 1976. On August 28, 1969, he flew to Canada,......

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Apr 2020
Easter Triduum at American Czestochowa

Holy Triduum celebrations at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa began with Holy Thursday’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper, continuing with Good Friday’s Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, and then concluding with Easter Vigil on Saturday evening. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the norms published by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, all liturgies were celebrated without the people, but they were broadcasted through our media. Easter Triduum liturgies were live-streamed on our website, Facebook, YouTube channel, and other social media. Holy Thursday is an anniversary of the institution of the......

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Mar 2020
Important information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Important information from the Pauline Fathers & Brothers from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Due to the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidelines from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, government and health officials, we have decided to immediately implement the following changes at our Shrine, until further notice. All Sunday and Weekday Masses will be canceled (after 8:00 am Mass on Wednesday, March 18th). So as decided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, there can be no public Masses at......

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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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Feb 2020
Polish School Youth Retreat

An annual retreat for the youth from the Polish Supplementary Schools in the USA took place at our Shrine on February 15-16, 2020. Polish Schools, which have participated in the retreat: PSS przy parafii św. Cyryla i Metodego, Brooklyn, NY PSD im. H. Sienkiewicza, Brooklyn, NY PSD Matki Bożej Częstochowskiej i św. Kazimierza, Brooklyn, NY  PSD im. K. Pułaskiego, Brooklyn, NY PSD im. św. Faustyny, Ozone Park, NY  PSD im. Z. Herberta, Copiague, NY PSD im. św. Jana Pawła II, South Amboy, NJ  PSD im. A. Janta-Połczyńskiego, Lakewood, NJ PSD im. Św.......

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27
Jan 2020
March for Life in Washington D.C.

March for life takes place each year in Washington D.C. It gathers US residents who with their presence want to support the right to life of every human being from the moment of conception to natural death. This event is organized around the anniversary of the legalization of the abortion by the US Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case in the early 1970s. This year’s March for Life took place on Friday January 18 and was organized for the 46th time. Huge crowds, especially young people, organized in various groups,......

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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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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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