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Brother André Marie

About Brother André Marie

(If you like what Brother André Marie writes, you'll probably love his radio show, Reconquest!)

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.

Tradition with a Capital “T”

In the next Reconquest, we consider the Catholic concept of Tradition, both in the general sense (embracing both Holy Scripture and Oral or Apostolic Tradition), and in the more specific sense of those Apostolic Traditions that were not written down. We consider also the related Catholic concept — much abused in our day — of development of doctrine. I talk about the meaning of Revelation, the Deposit … More →

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The Mass in Type and Prophecy

This week’s Reconquest show is called The Mass in the Old Testament. The title is not meant to connote an anachronism: I am well aware that the Mass was instituted on that first Holy Thursday, the night before Our Lord suffered His Passion. In invoking the Old Testament, I am speaking about types and prophecies that pointed to the future reality of the Holy Sacrifice … More →

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In Honor of Saint Mark: Gabrieli Music!

From YouTube user, Karl Barton, comes the video below. Giovanni Gabrieli was organist and composer for Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice. He was the more famous nephew of Andrea Gabrieli. Here is his description from YouTube: This features scenes from Venice near St. Mark’s Basilica with the music of Giovanni Gabrieli “Plaudite, psallite, jubilate Deo” (Clap, sing praises, make a joyful sound to God). St. … More →

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UPDATE: Priest Visiting SBC, Mass Schedule Changes

A priest will be visiting Saint Benedict Center from the afternoon of Monday, April 18 until about May 10. Our schedule has returned to normal for both Sunday and weekday Masses. Contrary to what was posted here earlier, this also applies to Masses on Sunday, May 1. Omitting Father’s name for now is a courtesy to him and a convenience to SBC, so that, during this … More →

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The Mass in the Old Testament

In the next Reconquest, we consider the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in type and prophecy in the Old Testament. Topics include Abraham’s sacrifice, the sacrifice of Melchisedech, and the prophecy of Malachias (Malachi), and how the Church Fathers — especially Saint Ambrose — employed some of these. Please look at the video and then give the show a listen when it broadcasts! Also, please Help … More →

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What is a ‘Type’?

Every once in a while, I refer to a “type” or “typology” is something I write or speak on. What follows is a brief explanation of what that is, excerpted from a longer piece I wrote. A very important device in the study of the Old Testament is what we call “typology.” Typology is employed under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost by New Testament writers. … More →

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The Papacy: Divine and Limited

Below is a two-minute and eighteen second YouTube commercial for my next Reconquest show. My guest for the show is Charles Coulombe, Catholic historian and author of Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes (also available in a Kindle edition). The subject is “The Papacy: Divine and Limited.” The publication of Amoris Laetitia and the backlash against its more novel sections serves as a backdrop to … More →

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Amoris Laetitia – More Catholic Experts Weigh In

Our friend Maike Hickson has a wonderful piece at 1 Peter 5 on the post-synodal exhortation, featuring brief write-ups from these five experts: Father Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., Professor Roberto de Mattei, Dr. Sandro Magister, Marco Tosatti, and Mathias von Gersdorff. It is our pleasure to present the commentaries of some reflective people in Europe and in the U.S. who are knowledgeable experts when it comes to the Vatican … More →

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Kill Them All!

Much attention has been given to the so-called “dark passages” of the Bible in recent years. This is largely due to the use put to these passages by the enemies of the Christian name, by which I mean the aggressive, new-fangled atheists, who lately write pompous books against God, and get further media attention in order to attack Him. The “dark passages” are those parts … More →

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Joshua and the Israelite People, from the Karolingischer Buchmaler (details)

More Old-Testament Violence, and Bluegrass

My Ad Rem on the subject of the “dark passages” of the Bible went a bit long. This piece represents a small coda with further thoughts on the issue, being a collection of “odds and ends” presented in no special order. The “ban” — i.e., the “dedication to destruction” by which men, women, and children were slaughtered (the Hebrew concept of cherem is much more complex … More →

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Help Expand Our Reach Via VRN Radio’s ‘Crusade Channel’

This is not a plug for donations to Saint Benedict Center. Yes, those always help, but that’s not what this is about. This is a plug for people to (A) LISTEN TO (B) JOIN and (C) ADVERTIZE ON the Veritas Radio Network’s “Crusade Channel.” Why? Good question. The short answer is that this new broadband radio venture is actually becoming surprisingly effective in disseminating the truth … More →

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Immaculate Conception, by Peter Paul Rubens (credits/details)

Two Boston Area Churches Vandalized: Desecration of Mary Statues Shows Diabolism

First a Catholic Church in Norwood, then a Catholic Church in Burlington, Massachusetts, have had property vandalized. A sign of the diabolical influence on the perpetrators is the desecration of statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary in both locations. Parishioners at Norwood’s Saint Catherine of Siena Church witnessed a statue of Our Lady splashed with black paint. The Faithful who worship at Burlington’s Saint Margaret’s … More →

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Weeping Women

The pew I occupy on a daily basis is very close to the eighth station of the Cross: “the women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus.” This proximity occasions my reflecting on it more than on the other stations. It has become, in a manner of speaking, my station, so let me presume to tell you about it as we approach the Sacred Triduum. The episode … More →

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Saint Bonaventure writing the life of Saint Francis, when Saint Thomas comes to call.

The Scholasticum, Dedicated to Studying Scholastic Theology and Philosophy

The Scholasticum is an institute for the study of Scholastic Theology and Philosophy, headquartered at Rome, dedicated to the promotion of the greater appreciation and understanding of Medieval Theology and Philosophy as it was taught at the University of Paris in the mid 13th century.  For that purpose, the Scholasticum focuses its attention on three fields of study, Medieval Philosophy, Medieval Biblical Studies and Scholastic … More →

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The Lamentations of Jeremias: Art and Music

During the sacred Triduum, the Lamentations of Jeremias are sung as part of the Tenebrae ceremony, i.e., the liturgical office comprised of Matins and Laudes, and done in the dark, as its Latin name suggests. Each liturgical lesson from Jeremias ends with Jerusalem convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum (Jerusalem, return onto the Lord thy God) which is an adaptation of Osee 14:2). Below are two musical … More →

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