“Revere the Church, thy Mother, and love thy Fatherland.”


We, the members of the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute, are a Christian organization united by our Catholic faith, seek to serve God and support the Catholic Church. Guided by the principles of our founder, Father Edward J. Sourin, and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we pledge ourselves to:

Provide an environment for Catholics to enjoy the fellowship of other Catholics and to foster relationships among Philo members.

Provide opportunities to network with Catholic leaders and professionals.

Develop spiritual and cultural programs to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Provide educational opportunities through scholarships and grants to deserving Catholic students in need to local Catholic schools and colleges.

Develop and promote social activities and fund raising programs for worthy charitable and educational purposes.

Encourage and support volunteerism among members to support Catholic education.

Promote love for our Country and respect for all men and women in all Philo activities.