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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

Our July 2022 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.

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.