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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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14
Jan 2019
Christmas decorations at our Shrine

The exquisite Christmas decorations are displayed at our Shrine every year during the Christmas season. This year they will be up until January 20th, 2019.  A light show of 100,000 outside lights and 8000 inside lights; many locally-purchased Christmas trees standing over 12 feet tall; an outdoor live Nativity scene with animals; and an indoor Neapolitan-style Nativity scene with over 40 moving statues, located to the right of the main altar, are just some of the Christmas attractions which surround visitors with a festive ambience. You can still see all of these beautiful......

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12
Jan 2019
Christmas Nativity Play by Polish School

Christmas Nativity Play performed and prepared by the Polish School of Our Lady of Czestochowa at our Shrine took place on the Epiphany of the Lord, on January 6, in the Main Church at 12:30 pm Polish Mass. Fr. Krzysztof Drybka, Prior of the Monastery, was the main celebrant and a homilist of the Mass for children.   Nativity Play Photos ...

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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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03
Jan 2019
New Shrine Director

Effective January 1, 2019, Fr. Mikolaj Socha OSPPE has been appointed by Father. Provincial as the new Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Fr. Mikolaj has replaced Fr. Edward Volz OSPPE who has been the Director of the Shrine for the number of years. We wish many blessing to the new Director and please keep him in your prayers....

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01
Jan 2019
YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 - National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Many interesting events took place at our Shrine this year. A lot of people made their pilgrimage to visit the Shrine of the Blessed Vrigin Mary of Czestochowa. We present the most important events of the year 2018. Praise the Lord for everything that has happened! Which one was your favorite event this year? JANUARY 2018 Nativity Play, Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit and the day of recollection for teachers of Polish Schools On Sunday, January 14, 2018, our Shrine became a special place of prayer of children and teachers.......

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31
Dec 2018
Christmas Concert

The joy of the Nativity of the Lord has been expressed and celebrated at our Shrine in song and music during the Christmas Concert, that took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Carols and hymns were sung both in English and Polish. Among those who performed were:  Our Lady of Czestochowa Choir, Polish Christmas Quartet, Children of the Polish School, Our Lady Brass Ensemble, Soloists (Hope Lacson – sopran and Bob Strychalski – trumpet) and others.  The concert was prepared and supervised by our Shrine Music Director &......

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30
Dec 2018
Christmas celebrations at American Czestochowa 2018

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord is always celebrated at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in a very festive and reverent way. The beauty of this holiday is emphasized especially by the marvelous decorations at the Shrine – colorful Christmas lights, Live Nativity scene with animals, an indoor Neapolitan-style Nativity scene with moving statues and a beautifully decorated church with Christmas trees and flowers.  Above all, however, our Shrine is a place of prayer and meeting with God. Two solemn Masses took place in our Church in......

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21
Dec 2018
Christmas at the Shrine

Start a new family tradition this Christmas! Visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, sitting on 170 acres of land, located on Beacon Hill, overlooking Peace Valley. Founded in 1953, the Shrine is the perfect place to spend time in prayer and reflection during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Experience the Shrine’s myriad spiritual, natural, and seasonal offerings. The exquisite Christmas decorations will be on display from December 20th, 2018 through January 20th, 2019.  A light show of 100,000 outside lights and 8000 inside lights; many locally-purchased Christmas......

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