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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.

Steve Wood’s Warning on Degenerate Proselytism in the Wake of Obergefell

A friend just sent me a newsletter he gets from Steve Wood. It concerns Obergefell v. Hodges and the terrible prospects that wicked bit of judicial activism holds out for our youth. My correspondent is of the opinion that Mr. Wood is one of the few conservative Catholic writers saying correctly that the homosexual movement is a very real threat to our children and grandchildren, who are all potential targets of recruitment because … More →

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Rod Dreher on Obergefell and Living as Exiles

Rod Dreher has authored a thoughtful piece for Time on Friday’s horrible SCOTUS decision: Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country. I recommend reading it. He plugs his “Benedict Option,” which is, for all practical purposes, what our little community in the hills of New Hampshire is doing. He also paints a stark picture of the significance of this wicked ruling, … More →

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Don Bosco, EENS, and the Waldensians

Thanks to the rare occasion of a big Waldensian-related event hitting the news cycle, we take the opportunity to show what the charitable and zealous Saint John Bosco said in their regard, especially since it falls right in line with our apostolate. As we published in our article on Don Bosco, the saint wrote the following in his periodical entitled Catholic Readings: My dear friends, the enemies of Catholicism, and … More →

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The Phenomenon of Laudato Si’

The publication of Laudato Si’ has been met with a variety of reactions both positive and negative. “Weighing in” on the contents of the encyclical would be ill-advised for me on a number of counts, so I will not do that. Instead, I will offer my readership seven observations on the phenomenon of Laudato Si’ and some questions it raises on the nature of the … More →

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The Way to the Father

Not long ago, I penned an appreciation of the Father. Presently, I would like to consider Our Lord as the Way to the Father. That is how Jesus described Himself, and, moreover, we cannot have a filial relationship with the Father without Jesus, who is the “one mediator of God and men” (I Tim. 2:5). In order to to this, we must first consider things … More →

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A Manifesto of Christian Resistance

From Brother Alexis Bugnolo… Originally posted on From Rome: Against perverse and unnatural forms of Marriage TO BE READ FROM ALL THE PULPITS OF AMERICA I, as a disciple of Christ Jesus, hold and believe that the US Supreme Court has no authority to impose Sodom upon America in name of the US Constitution; and that such a judgement would be null/void. For the institution … More →

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Sister Lucy to Cardinal: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.

Rorate Caeli has published a translated excerpt from an interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the Archbishop of Bologna. The interview took place on Feburary 16, 2008, but has recently stirred up more interest in light of the Synod on the Family. I had earlier seen the same thing excerpted on Facebook. Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns “the final … More →

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Explorers Youth Group Photo Gallery

The Federation of North American Explorers (FNE) is a great program that offers single-gender scouting for both boys and girls. This important youth apostolate, which our community participates in, has boys’ sections with Brother Louis Marie and the Dads as adult leaders, as well as girls’ sections with our Sisters and the Moms as adult leaders. You may learn more about our Explorers program on … More →

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Perseverance: a Graduation Speech

The following is a brief introductory speech I gave at IHM School’s graduation this past Sunday. Readers should know that our school in rural southern New Hampshire is very small. We had one graduate this year — a fine young man who is very intelligent. Not that I would actually do this, but I surmise that if I invited Marc to the microphone to recite Brother Francis’ … More →

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The High Cost of Undermining Fatherhood

This is a very important Vortex. Michael Voris encapsulates into a very short video many of the points I’ve tried to make on this site, in such postings as Montfortian Masculinity, The Hearts of the Fathers, Turning the Hearts of the Fathers, Devirilization of the Church, The Love of Masculinity, and, most recently, To the Men. If masculinity and fatherhood are not recovered in Church … More →

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To the Men

On Saturday, April 25, I was one of three speakers at the Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference. My two talks were entitled “Religious Liberty vs. Religious Right” and “Montfortian Masculinity” (those links will take you to our store site, where the talks are now available). The second of these was an amplification of an Ad Rem that I wrote on the subject. What follows is … More →

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C.J. Doyle on Corruption in the Knights of Columbus

Saint Benedict Center conference speaker and contributer, C.J. Doyle, appeared as a guest on Michael Voris’ “Mic’d Up.” The topic of discussion was the complicity of the leadership of the Knights of Columbus in numerous attacks against Faith and Family. As usual, Joe’s encyclopedic knowledge of his subject makes for a wonderful and informative interview. While some of the rank and file are good Catholic men, … More →

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Saint Norbert and the Octave of Corpus Christi

Today is the feast of Saint Norbert. It also continues the “phantom octave” of Corpus Christi. Two days ago, I mentioned the concurrence of Saint Francis Caracciolo and the Feast of Corpus Christi. The day Saint Francis Caracciolo died was the eve of Corpus Christi (which begins at First Vespers on the eve). In life, he was particularly instrumental in promoting Eucharistic adoration, it being among the works … More →

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Three Versions of the ‘O Sacrum Convivium’

One of the problems with the 1962 liturgical reforms was the senseless suppression of the glorious Octave of Corpus Christi. The suppression of the Octave of the Epiphany is another. (There are many more!) We consider both of these, in a way, tragic. In an effort to continue the spirit of the Octave of Corpus Christi, and to do special honor to the Blessed Sacrament … More →

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Persecuting People with Your Victimhood

Has the mad-science laboratory of Political Correctness finally evolved victims into persecutors? Well, of course it has. Anyone paying attention to the news, and seeing bakers, inn-keepers, and others who refuse to serve the homosexual agenda being disenfranchised and legally pilloried knows it is. Given the “progressive” nature of this phenomenon (and “progress” here goes from simply wanting tolerance to demanding conformity), it can only … More →

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