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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.

A Priest Writing Like a Priest Ought to Write

Writing for Rorate Caeli, Father Richard Cipolla has some good and priestly words for his readers (see especially the emboldened paragraph below). To his concerns that the social questions should be important to traditionalists, we add that doctrinal concerns ought to be as well. The traditionalist as an effete aesthete is a grotesque thing. This should be a cautionary tale for some in the Traditional movement in … More →


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Father Claude Barthe on the SSPX Situation and “Imperfect Communion”

The Rorate Caeli site has posted the translation of an important analysis by Father Claude Barthe, originally written in French for the website of the Catholic journal, l’Homme Nouveau. L’abbé Barthe is the main chaplain of the Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome. Aside from the Reverend Father’s “take” on the nuanced wording of the Holy See’s official communiqué, we note with pleasure a parenthetical comment he makes (our bold emphasis, below), … More →


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Evil in the Church

Bad news just keeps coming — hard and fast. Many very recent events in the Church have faithful Catholics bewildered, discouraged, and even angered. These are natural reactions to the problem of evil. While righteous anger has its place in the spiritual life, it can quickly become disproportionate, and must be moderated by the virtue of meekness. As for the other two: discouragement and bewilderment … More →


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How Power Brokers Beat War Drums

Read Behind the Sinking of the Lusitania by Pat Buchanan if you want to see how the United States have been led into wars by morally bereft politicians. And now they’re doing it again in Ukraine and Iraq/Syria. About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced — and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of … More →


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‘Without Tradition, We Are Cattle’

Rorate Caeli has posted a fine piece of Spanish counterrevolutionary writing from the pen of Juan Manuel de Prada. The author makes some of the same points I have tried to make here on Catholicism.org, notably in Traditionalism is an Affirmation and Catholic and Patriotic. Nothing pleases more those who wish to reduce us to a lonely crowd than to see us set up bison runs, … More →


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Counterrevolutionary Considerations

Saint Benedict Center’s conference will take place very soon (October 10-11). As I prepare my own comments on this year’s theme, I thought I would give both a plug for, and a sneak preview of, what our attendees will be hearing in a little over a month. Our theme is “Catholic and Counterrevolutionary.” For my purposes, I will define “counterrevolutionary” as “of or pertaining to … More →


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Anthony Fraser, RIP

We received sad news this morning. Anthony Fraser, the son of Hamish Fraser, died of a heart attack, either last night or early this morning. Anthony was the editor of Apropos Magazine, the successor to his father’s Approaches. Like his great father, he was an intrepid defender of the Social Rights of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King and an ardent devotee of integral Catholic … More →


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Noted Professor of Psychiatry: Transgenderism a ‘Mental Disorder’

(CNSNews.com) –  Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made … More →


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Salvation Here and Now

Our holy Faith forbids us to say that our salvation is entirely assured in this life and that we cannot fall from grace before we come to our particular judgment and accordingly be damned. The Council of Trent labels such a false assurance “rash presumption” in chapter twelve of its Decree on Justification. The only exception to this is for the just soul who has … More →


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Transfiguration and Theosis

The Ad Rem just posted today was intended to be up in time for yesterday’s feast of the Transiguration. Circumstances forbad that. I’m posting here something of a “coda” to it. For your consideration of the great mysteries of Our Lord’s Transfiguration and of Theosis, here are some further readings. Two notes are in order: (1.) Because of the heavy emphasis that our Eastern Christian brethren … More →


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How to Become Divine

Satan lied to Eve, but his lie had a couple of grains of truth to it. He said that the reason God did not want Adam and her to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge was because, “God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good … More →


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Good News from France

From Gaza to Mosul to America’s southern border to Ukraine, there is an awful lot of Bad News — so much so that it deserves to be capitalized. We are assured of these things, however: “And where sin abounded, grace did more abound” (Rom. 5:20). “And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to … More →


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Lessons from the Charterhouse

Due to the kindness of a benefactor, the Brothers recently came into possession of the book, The Prayer of Love and Silence, which Father David Phillipson had recommended from our pulpit some weeks previously. Its author is “A Carthusian,” so named due to a custom of the Carthusian Order1 that guards the monks’ hiddenness and silence. The volume is a translation of two works that originally appeared … More →


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The Degenerate Program of Youth Recruitment

MassResistance exposes the homosexualist manipulation of vulnerable youth perpetrated by such organizations as GLSEN and PFLAG. (MassResistance) Why are so many kids – many of them troubled – now “coming out” as homosexuals, announcing to everyone that this is their true “identity”, that it’s “who they are”? It doesn’t happen by accident. It’s carefully calculated by national homosexual activist groups pushing their programs in the … More →


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Exploring Nature to Find God

Our readers may be aware that here at Saint Benedict Center, we have a scouting apostolate affiliated with the Federation of North American Explorers (FNE). The FNE has enshrined the following as point six of its Explorer Law: “An explorer sees in nature God’s creations; he loves plants and animals.” Short and sweet, but there is much behind it. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that nature … More →


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