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The Pauline Fathers and Brothers are religious order founded in XIII century in Hungary by hermits. When the first monks began their communal life they chose as their patron St. Paul of Saint Paul the First Hermit. The order spread rapidly through Hungary and in other countries. Among them was Poland, where the monks first came in 1382 to cherish and safeguard the Miraculous Image of Our Lady placed at Jasna Góra in Czestochowa.
The first monastery in the United States was founded in 1955, when a small farmhouse was purchased in Doylestwon PA. The farmhouse was converted into a monastery and the barn into a chapel.
In 1966, a large news Shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa was dedicated. The Monastery in Doylestown still continues to be the Motherhouse of the American Province of the Order. It is also where the Pauline monks minister to all the faithful who visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.