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Brother André Marie

About Brother André Marie

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Brother Andre Marie graduated from that city's Holy Cross School in 1988. He went on to study at Louisiana State University (LSU) on full scholarship as a music major. After three years at LSU, he transferred to Holy Apostles College and Seminary, in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he took a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spring of 1993 (major in Humanities with a minor in Philosophy). In September of 2007, he received the degree of Master of Arts in Theology, Summa cum Laude, also from Holy Apostles.

He entered as a postulant for the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in May of 1993, and went on to the novitiate on Christmas of that year. He made profession of vows on Epiphany of 1996.

Since 1993, he was mentored in philosophy and theology by Brother Francis Maluf, M.I.C.M., Ph.D., a published philosopher of note.

His apostolic work has included various facets of the publishing apostolate of the congregation. For ten years, he was also part of the community's small "mission band" of brothers who traveled to different cities distributing literature to interested persons in an effort to spread the Catholic Faith and bring wayward Catholics back to a sacramental life. He oversaw that apostolate for four years.

He has edited three of the Congregation's books, published dozens of articles, and presented numerous lectures in apologetics, the history of doctrine, the Church's ecumenical councils, ecclesiology, and devotional topics. He has been published in From the Housetops, Christian Order, Apropos Magazine, The Remnant , Rorate Caeli, and Catholic Online.

Since 2002, he has been Prior of St. Benedict Center, an apostolate of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Richmond, New Hampshire.

Past memberships include the Knights of Columbus, the ITEA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

He maintains contact via Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.


The Father, an Appreciation

The First Person of the Holy Trinity gets shabby treatment. I say that without any irony whatsoever. God the Father gets shabby treatment in His Person, in His works, by the disregarding of His Law, and by the current, widespread profanation of the institution of human fatherhood, which is a created image of Himself. If human fatherhood is to be restored to its proper dignity, … More →

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Thank You, Pope Francis

Traditionalists are often criticized for being insufficiently respectful of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Be it noted that we here at Saint Benedict Center not only respect the office and the man who occupies it (and pray for him), but we are particularly grateful for three recent moves, which have, in varying degrees, political as well as religious significance. In stating our gratitude, I risk … More →

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Mic’d Up—Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

Christine Niles hosts an informative and stimulating edition of “Mic’d Up” on “Mic’d Up—Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus.” Here is their teaser copy: “In this week’s edition of Mic’d Up, guest host Christine Niles tackles the little-discussed topic of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, or “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” Guests include host of Romanus Contra Mundum Father Roman Manchester, historian and author Charles Coulombe, … More →

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The Franciscans of the Immaculate: ‘the Volpi era’ is Over

Schadenfreude is not allowed. Let us pray for Father Volpi. And let us pray that the malicious and unlawful prohibition of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (and Divine Office) according to the traditional rite be completely rescinded. (There is much more to restore as well.) From Roberto de Mattei via Francesca Romana/Rorate Caeli: Sic transit gloria mundi. For the Franciscans of … More →

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America Magazine’s Fr. James Martin Endorses LGBT Mass — America Magazine Editor-at-Large Fr. James Martin has given his public blessing to Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ decision to celebrate Mass for “LGBT Catholics” who oppose Church teaching on homosexuality. On his Facebook page — home to more than 200,000 followers — the dissident, progressive Jesuit priest gleefully posted an article from the UK Catholic Herald announcing the Cardinal’s “LGBT Mass” at Farm Street Church in Mayfair this Sunday, accompanied … More →

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A Misleading ‘Survey’ from a Liberal Demagogue

Ann McLane Kuster, as her online bio says, “was elected to the United States Congress to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd District in November 2012, and was sworn into office on January 3, 2013.” Probably because I wrote her office at some time or another, I get her emails. She is rabidly pro-baby-killing. She is also on record as a supporter of the Gomorrean abomination of … More →

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Pamela Geller Dares the Jihadi Devil

The neoconservative warhawk Pamela Geller did what all great strategists in the history of armed conflict would recommend — from Sun Tzu to Thucydides to B. H. Liddell Hart: she organized a cartoon drawing contest to mock what is most sacred to her enemy in an effort to show the moral superiority of her people over that enemy. Brilliant. If Ms. Geller cannot be commended for prudence or fortitude, she … More →

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Father Václav Gunther Jacob: Bohemian, Benedictine, and Baroque

Searching for a recording of Ian Dismas Zelenka’s wonderful Missa Dei Filii (Mass of God the Son), I found myself continuously running across a work of the same name by another Bohemian composer of the Baroque era, Václav Gunther Jacob. I had never heard of him. Finally stopping to learn something about Zelenka’s fellow countryman and contemporary, I was thrilled to learn that Jacob was not only a Catholic priest, … More →

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Cardinal Müller under Fire for Defending Marriage

ROME, May 1, 2015 ( – Pope Francis’ top advisor on Catholic doctrine is coming under attack as he continues to defend the Church’s teaching on marriage, family, and sexuality amid a campaign by a “progressive” faction of prelates. On March 29, the French Catholic daily newspaper, La Croix, published an interview with Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of … More →

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Father Nicholas Gruner, the ‘Fatima Priest,’ Has Died

Last night, John Vennari posted the following on the Catholic Family News Blog: It is my sad duty to announce the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner. He died suddenly late today [Wednesday, April 29] of a heart attack while working at his Fatima Center office. At the moment, I do not know more than this. Please re-visit our page for updates. He was truly the … More →

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Save the Dates for the 2015 Saint Benedict Center Conference

Join us on Friday-Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015, for Saint Benedict Center’s annual conference. NOTE: In recent years, our Conference has been on Columbus Day weekend. But this has caused some conflicts with the previously scheduled activities of other traditional Catholic communities. Therefore, we have transferred it to the following weekend.  Who: YOU! And our speakers so far lined up — Dr. G.C. Dilsaver, Robert Hickson, Gary Potter, … More →

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The Origins of Political Correctness

Someone just referred me to this video. While I do not agree with Mr. Whittle’s comments about the South, Tsarist Russia, or the wonders of Capitalism or industrialism, I do think he has done the very important service of showing, in a clear and concise way, the connection of the Marxist Frankfurt School to some of our present social ills. Right now, as racial tensions are … More →

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A Special ‘Thank You’ to Mike Church

It is only right that I publicly thank someone who has given a huge boost to our apostolate by way of promoting the important work of Brother Francis. Mike Church is Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative and a radio talk show personality, who hosts Satellite Radio’s longest running talk show since 2003, the Mike Church Show. He has recently made a massive on-air and online promotion of Brother Francis’ course of … More →

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Is President Obama the Anti-Christ?

One of our tertiaries sent me a link this morning with a video provocatively entitled, “Did Jesus Give us the Name of the Antichrist?” He asked my opinion on it, and this is my reply (which will not make sense unless you see the 4 minute video, which I could not imbed in this posting for technical reasons) … Dear Sam, This is typical hysterical nonsense … More →

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God is Good

When my religion class was recently discussing “goodness,” I asked them a tricky question. How is it that, in the creation account of Genesis, God calls His creation, including man, “good” seven times (Cf. Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, and 31), yet Jesus says in the Gospel “None is good but God alone” (Luke 18:19)? A bright freshman named Anne gave the best … More →

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