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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.

Reconquest of Cordoba by Fernando III of Castile, 1236

This video is narrated by Mr. J Stephen Roberts, who will be my guest on the next Reconquest. (Real Crusades History) In the early 1230’s, while the Almohads were locked in civil war, Fernando III of Castile and Leon, a truly outstanding king in history, gathered his army and Crusaded to win some of the most dramatic gains in the history of the long Reconquista of … More →


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The Crusades: Just Wars?

[How and when to listen to my show, ‘Reconquest.’ Also: Listen to past episodes.] A typical catalogue of the supposed historical crimes of the Catholic Church — or of Western men in general — would include the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition. Just as the latter has its received history, known as the Black Legend, that provides the modern “thinking man” with his talking points, … More →


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Correction: How and When to Listen to ‘Reconquest’

“Reconquest,” the Crusade Channel, and Veritas Radio Network are all still new. Kinks are being worked out as these new ventures progress. Allow me to straighten out a scheduling kink now. The earlier mentions on this site of when our show can be heard correctly listed the time the show debuts, but incorrectlyposted the times when it will be rebroadcast. The following emboldened paragraph sets … More →


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Chair of Unity Octave

Today begins the traditional Chair of Unity octave, originally planned to last from the feast of Saint Peter’s Chair at Rome until the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25. The devotion has evolved into the “Week of Prayer,” since the removal from the calendar of the feast that opened the octave. But in the 1962 rubrics, a priest may offer the … More →


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The Christian Politics of Spain’s ‘Carlist’ Counterrevolutionaries, with Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen

Our seventh show debuts RIGHT HERE on January 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern. It will then be rebroadcast on Friday at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central), and again on the following Tuesday at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central). The topic is The Christian Politics of Spain’s ‘Carlist’ Counterrevolutionaries. My guest is Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen, Professor of Spanish and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Dallas, an acknowledged expert on Spanish Carlism, a political … More →

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Sam Guzman, ‘The Catholic Gentleman,’ Tonight on Reconquest

Our sixth show debuts January 13 at 8:00 PM Eastern. The topic is Christian Manhood and the Family. My guest is Mr. Sam Guzman, Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin, and founder and editor of the popular blog, The Catholic Gentleman and the Catholic Gentleman Facebook Community. Go to Reconquest.net to find out more! Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Obama’s Comments on the Crusades

My posting of this is not entirely timely, but is still worth it. From J. Stephen Roberts of Real Crusades History comes this refutation of B.H. Obama’s fatuous statements about the Crusades. The video is at the bottom of this posting, after the description Mr. Roberts provided. Make sure to read his last paragraph (the “clarification” if you’re going to watch the video). At the National Prayer … More →


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Anger Issues

Anger is a vice that seems to be on the increase, with the country splitting at the seams of religion, class, race, party, and ideology. Pat Buchanan refers to this as the “balkanization” of America. At the opposite moral extreme is the vice of a certain pacifist or soft person, who would rule out all anger as wrong. In order to situate anger in man, … More →


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TONIGHT on Reconquest: Pilgrimage, the Holy Journey. Guest: Gregory Lloyd

Our fifth show debuts January 6 at 8:00 PM Eastern. The topic is Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey. My guest is Mr. Gregory P. Lloyd, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Clergy and Laity, Adjunct Professor of Central and Eastern European Studies at LaSalle University, and the principal organizer of the Pilgrimage for Restoration. Additional Resources:  Catholic Pilgrimage, a Spiritual Journey by Eleonore Villarrubia— Catholicism.org Pilgrimages — Catholic Encyclopedia article Auriesville Pilgrimage for Restoration Mixes … More →


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Are the Works of Mercy a Matter of Justice?

Continuing the general subject of the last Ad Rem, I would like to reply to this second question about Mercy. We are, after all, in the “Year of Mercy,” and some things should be gotten straight about this gravely misunderstood virtue. The answer to the title question is yes. Let me begin my explanation by saying that I do not suggest changing the name from … More →


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Padre Tomás Luis de Victoria: ‘God’s Composer’

Having recently learned Victoria’s sublime O Magnum Mysterium to sing with the Brothers and Sisters at Midnight Mass, I just spent some Christmastide recreation time watching the BBC’s one-hour documentary on the composer. That video is embedded below, and is quite worth watching. Get a little culcha’ this Christmas! Victoria was a priest and by all accounts a devout one. He also enjoyed the patronage of his Monarch, … More →


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‘Reconquest’ the Radio Show has a Site

To learn details about Reconquest shows, please go to … drumroll, please… RECONQUEST.NET Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Could Cardinal Kasper Be Right?

From Father Paul Nicholson comes this interesting reflection on “spiritual communion,” “baptism of desire,” and the bizarre ramifications of a non-incarnational, pseudo-sacramental Catholicism that parallels the sacramental economy that was instituted by Jesus Christ. Some points Father Nicholson makes in the YouTube video below remind me of this passage in Father Feeney’s Bread of Life, taken from the chapter, The Purpose of Christ’s Coming: What the Baptism-of-Desire teachers make … More →


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Are the Works of Mercy Ever Obligatory?

Two questions about “mercy” were recently asked of me. Since we are soon to embark on the “Year of Mercy” proclaimed by Pope Francis, and since there is much confusion about the subject in general, I thought it worthy of our attention to consider these questions in an Ad Rem. Are any of the spiritual or corporal works of mercy obligatory Is there any sense … More →


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Roberto de Mattei on Liberal Westerners Not Getting the Paris Massacres

Professor de Mattei condemns the foolish maneuvers of liberal Western powers (the U.S., France, etc.) in causing the Paris massacres of 13 November, 2015. Included in the historian’s denunciation are both the domestic idiocy of liberalism (embodied in the diabolical trinity of liberté, egalité, fraternité) and the foreign policy idiocy of supporting jihadists in a “democratic revolution” against Arab/Muslim leaders the West does not like. The liberal mind either does … More →


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