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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.

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So Much Evil, So Many Opportunities!

The days are evil. We are beset. It reminds me of a quote attributed to that great philosopher, Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller, USMC: “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time” (source). A litany of recent miseries might include: the de-Christianization of the Middle East (largely due to American “Disaster … More →


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Catholic Restoration Conference VIII: Sept. 11-13 in D.C.

This conference is NOT about the crisis in the Church, but about the crisis in the world because it’s NOT Catholic. ISOC invites you to experience the third in the series of Rebuilding Christendom conferences dedicated to traditional Catholic Social Teachings: With special emphasis on the writings of Father Joseph Casper Husslein (about whom see this and this), a visionary who labored all his life to guarantee justice and opportunity for all … More →


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Who’s Your Daddy?

Good Vortex here. Another reminder of the need for good Catholic men and good Catholic fathers. The slang expression “Who’s your daddy?” holds a lot of of significance these days owing to the “man crisis.” A boy passing into young manhood is at a severe disadvantage without a father rooted in the Faith. That is so blindingly clear it seems almost insulting to a person’s … More →


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Naomi Klein Doesn’t Speak Catholic

As a traditionalist who believes there is no salvation outside the Church, I may be presumed by many to think we Catholics should avoid non-Catholics, should not cooperate with them in any area of common human interest, and should avoid like the plague anything that might be misunderstood by modern conservatives to appear “lefty” (even if it’s not). Such a presumption would be entirely mistaken. As … More →


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A Sermon of Father Michael Rodriguez: ‘Catholic Truth, Outside of Which There is no Hope and no Salvation’

(Sensus Fidelium) Many are becoming increasingly aware of the darkness of atheism descending upon our times. It is impossible to believe in God and accept the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. There can be no clearer sign of Satan’s reign than the exaltation of this sin. How have we come to this point? It is because the majority of Catholics have turned away from True … More →


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Boy Scouts Accelerate Their Moral Demise

It was not a very difficult prediction. The handwriting was on the wall. On May 27, 2013, I wrote, on this site: …the time it took for the US Armed Forces to go from “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the present aggressively proactive homosexualist policy will seem long compared to the time it takes the BSA to change their policy on homosexuals as adult leaders. The coercive … More →


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Obergefell v. Hodges: A Moment of Grace

At the end of a short posting on our site, “Rod Dreher on Obergefell and Living as Exiles,” I said about that horrible SCOTUS ruling: “this is a moment of grace for us.” The promise was made to develop that thought, which I now set out to do. Some background is in order. By and large, American Catholicism has a long history of cowardice and … More →


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Resisting Big Government’s Marriage Overreach

Father Mark Pilon thinks that the Government — the States — should get out of the marriage business now that the State has rejected any compelling interest in maintaining an institution that SCOTUS has redefined into oblivion. Instead, religious bodies should do the marrying of the couple, who will then register it with the state for tax purposes. Non-religious persons can simply draw up a civil contract, with … More →


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Chris Ferrara’s Interview with Mike Church, a Philosophy Student of Brother Francis

We’ve told our readers about Mike Church before. Now, Chris Ferrara has interviewed Mike for The Remnant. The interview features questions and answers about Mike’s reversion to Catholicism, his conversion to tradition, and his love of the traditional Mass. The major thrust, though, is on how this radio personality has transformed his secular radio program into an instrument for evangelism, getting converts to the faith in the process. … More →


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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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