St. Willibrord Priory

An Old-Catholic Community 

St. Willibrord Priory

Founded through the munificence of Dr. and Mrs. Craig J. N. de Paulo, St. Willibrord Priory is an Old-Catholic community of priests, oblates and associates dedicated to a life of contemplation, study and teaching. 


Members of the Order are active in secondary and higher education as college, university and seminary professors, scholars, and administrators, providing the primary means by which the priory sustains itself.


The Priory has an oratory (chapel), library, refectory, chapter room, chancery office, reception parlor, social hall, gift shop in addition to the Prior's private apartment, the retreat center and enclosed dormitory for postulants, novices and other oblates in formation as well as members, retreatants and guests. As a community of scholars, the Priory is also used as a House of Studies for members in formation, including Oblates and Associates.


The Priory estate consists of nearly two and a half acres, located within the Village of Angelica, now part of Mohnton, near to Nolde Forest, in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.