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
January 2023 Newsletter
The Philopatrian is a premier club in Rittenhouse Square. View our latest newsletter to learn more.
The Stotesbury Mansion
The Mansion was commissioned by Thomas McKean, namesake and descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The Philopatrian hosts functions throughout the year, and members include young professionals, executives, and religious.
Join us In Person – Sourin Award 2023
The Philopatrian hosts a series of special gatherings throughout the year. Learn more about our annual Sourin award reception on February 23rd honoring Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez.