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Welcome to the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute

A Philadelphia historic landmark, the Philopatrian was founded in 1850 and is the oldest private club of its kind in the nation. Apply for membership

A Premier Philadelphia Club

The Philopatrian is an oasis in bustling Center City. Our motto is “Revere the Church, thy Mother, and love thy Fatherland.”

The Stotesbury Mansion

The Mansion was commissioned by Thomas McKean, namesake and descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Membership & Events:

The Philopatrian hosts events throughout the year, and members include young professionals, executives, and religious.

Our Annual Events:

The Philopatrian hosts a series of special gatherings throughout the year.