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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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16
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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27
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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27
Jan 2020
“Unplanned” – movie screening

On January 19th a movie screening of a recent pro-life film “Unplanned” took place at our Shrine. Daria & Stanislaw Zarczynski organized this event along with discussion after the movie and an educational program for children.   Photos...

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20
Jan 2020
Christmas Day at American Czestochowa

For many years, the Holy Day of Christmas at the American Czestochowa has been an experience of a joyful and familial atmosphere. The elevated character of the liturgy, the beauty of the choral singing, and other attractions bring to this house of the Mother of God crowds of pilgrims, who desire to experience renewal and hope on the day of Christ’s birth. This is on beautiful display particularly during the two solemn celebrations of the Holy Mass: the 5:00 PM celebration on Christmas Eve in English, and the traditional Polish “Shepherds” Mass,......

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10
Jan 2020
The Epiphany of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord at the Shrine and at the Monastery of Pauline Fathers and Brothers in Doylestown, PA. On this day at all Masses we have blessed chalk and incense to bless our homes and to inscribe C+M+B on our doors. The letters traditionally signify the name of the Magi, the Three Kings (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) and also are an abbreviation of a house blessing “Christus mansionem benedicat”, which means, “May Christ bless this house”. On this occasion an annual blessing took place at our Monastery......

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