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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
PHISHING SCAM ALERT

Dear Friends of American Czestochowa, A number of phishing scam attempts have been brought to our attention. In those emails someone falsely claimed to be Father Tadeusz Lizinczyk, Provincial of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers in the USA, and tried to convince members of our Shrine community to purchase gift cards to support the Shrine or for different charity causes. We caution you to be aware of this scam and NOT to send any donations in this way. All the donations requests are always handled by our Shrine office, using official means of communications......

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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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01
Jan 2021
The Statue of the Maternal Bond at our Shrine

The Maternal Bond Statue is already here! The statue arrived at at a perfect time, on the Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God! The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa is a place where we can experience the love of Mary Mother of Jesus Christ who at the foot of the cross became Mother of us all. Her motherly love creates a bond between her and us her Children which is forever. We are so glad that the Trefz’ Family has decided to offer a statue called Maternal......

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30
Dec 2020
The First Stained Glass Window Has Been Installed!

The first stained glass window, depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary, from the recently closed Polish Church of St. Laurentius in Philadelphia has been installed at our Shrine! 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! Few more windows are to be installed in......

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29
Dec 2020
Christmas Concert in American Czestochowa

One of the characteristic realities summarizing the symbolism and reflecting on the spirit of Christmas are Christmas carols and pastorals, which allows us to tell the story of the birth of Jesus through singing. Christmas carols represent a special religious wealth of each country, as sung in different languages they allow you to feel the spirit of community based on faith and love for our Lord. The wealth of the United States is undoubtedly multiculturalism, also in a religious sense, because this country was created and is created by the generation of......

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29
Dec 2020
Christmas in American Czestochowa

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (John 1:14) Saint John, describes differently from the Evangelists- the coming into the world, the Son of God. This description is based on two symbols: the word and the light, a more mystical meaning, reflecting on the spirit and not only on the historical facts. Of course, we need to know when and where Jesus was born, who was present at His birth, so as not to diminish saving this event to some ancient mythology or science fiction novel. The description of......

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