We have an opportunity to purchase the vesting cabinet pictured below when it becomes available very soon. This used cabinet will make a very welcome addition to our sacristy, allowing us to store vestments and other accessories of sacred worship … Continue reading
While I’m on the subject of Advent hymns, here is one written by Michael Denis in 1774 (the music that goes with is was probably written by Michael Haydn). The text is drawn from Holy Scripture, Old and New Testaments: … Continue reading
Here is one of our favorite Advent hymns. It is sung in two parts, one of which is a haunting counterpoint. The carol comes from sixteenth century Germany (although it is probably much older) and commemorates the barrenness of the … Continue reading
Would you like to help beautify the liturgy here at Saint Benedict Center? Our sacristy is in need of some “everyday” vestments to give us a chance to repair our aging items. We are able to get the vestments shown below for an … Continue reading
On the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of May, August 22, in the month of the Immaculate Heart, we will have a 9:30 AM High Mass in our new chapel followed by a reception (details to be announced).
Here are some lovely images put together by Owen Carson to give you a clearer idea of what we’re working towards. For a bigger image, just click on each one. For more about our chapel project, please go here.
Thank you to all our benefactors for helping us to build an edifice at the Center that is truly worthy of Catholic worship! We are still putting on finishing touches and procuring items used for the Traditional Mass. Memorializations will help us … Continue reading
IHM School continues its annual food and music Festival as a busy one-day Event on August 14. The price is right to celebrate with a one-of-a-kind, old-fashioned family festival: the eighth annual Blueberry Fiddle Festival, organized by Richmond’s Immaculate Heart … Continue reading
Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Expectation. This feast has an interesting history that Brother Andre reviewed for us this morning in his morning meditation in our chapel. In Spain, this feast day is Nuestra Senora de … Continue reading
What do blueberries and fiddles have in common? Come and see at the 7th annual Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival, Immaculate Heart of Mary School’s unique, old-fashioned family festival. Enjoy Friday’s Fish Fry & Contra Dance, Saturday’s Fiddle Contest (endorsed by … Continue reading
Armenia, a land of towering mountains, fertile valleys, shimmering lakes , and shifting borders, is located on the continent of Asia, between the Black and the Caspian Seas, pressed between Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. In the past, Greater Armenia’s … Continue reading
The police department of Houston, Texas, gave the following ten rules for raising delinquent children. 1. Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow up to believe the world owes him a … Continue reading
(This posting was originally published on the IHM School Site.) In the early morning of December 12, 2008, southwestern New Hampshire and a large section of Massachusetts lost power due to a devastating ice storm. The tops of trees snapped … Continue reading
“For seventy years, more than six hundred Jesuits had toiled in Baja California, moving steadily northward, never abandoning a mission.” (De Nevi and Moholy) Now, with no regard for age or illness, they were ousted from their Indians and herded … Continue reading
This is the only complete letter from the first thirty-five years of Blessed Junípero Serra’s life. Today it is kept in the Capuchin Convent (monastery) in Barcelona. “Most Dear Friend in Jesus Christ, Father Francisco Serra, “Words cannot express the … Continue reading