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Upcoming events, special promotions, news from Saint Benedict Center and our apostolate: all these could be announced in this area of our site.

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Priest Arriving This Week!

Later this week, a priest will begin a four-week visit to Saint Benedict Center. He is coming with our Bishop’s permission in order that we might get to know each other. What happens after his four-week visit is not yet planned, nor can it be at this point.1   Father will offer the Holy Mass on Friday Morning, and daily for the duration of his stay. (Providentially, he arrives in time for First … More →

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Father Paul Trinchard, RIP

We have just learned that Father Paul Trinchard, of New Orleans, died on Saturday night or Sunday morning last following emergency surgery due to colon cancer. That cancer had been diagnosed as advanced metastatic only some three weeks previously. Father Trinchard visited the Center in Richmond about 23 years ago. I knew him personally before that, as we are both from New Orleans. Father suffered … More →

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Keene, New Hampshire Planned Parenthood Protest

The recently released undercover videos from The Center for Medical Progress have had good results. These are the videos that expose the crimes of Planned Parenthood employees and their business partners, who are trafficking in human organs for profit. This Saturday, across our Republic, a National Day of Protest is being sponsored by a coalition of pro-life groups, including Human Life International and New Hampshire Right to … More →

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Priest Wanted

Saint Benedict Center is losing our resident priest, who has been with us the last almost five years. We are looking for another priest to fill that role as soon as possible. Here in southern New Hampshire are a small group of religious brothers, sisters, and traditional Catholic lay faithful (200+ on Sundays). We have a small school, too, and do some publishing, such as … More →

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Please Pray for Two Deceased Founding Members of SBC/MICM

We have just arrived home from the funeral of Sister Gemma, M.I.C.M., one of the founding members of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and a Sister at Saint Ann’s House in Harvard, Massachusetts. Sister Gemma was predeceased by a mere two days by Sister Mary Lucy, M.I.C.M., also a founding member and a religious of Saint Ann’s House. These two Sisters made … More →

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Please Pray for Ann Cillis

I received an email from Kathleen Heckenkamp of the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success. In it, she says: …we received a phone call on Saturday from Ann Cillis’ daughter, Theresa. Anne has always been known to be a terrific fighter for the Catholic Truth and a great defender of the Faith and loyal friend of Padre Pio, being a spiritual daughter of his. … 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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Action Item: Urge Cardinal O’Malley to Stop Franciscans from Joining Homosexual “PRIDE” Festival 

Boston’s annual homosexual “Pride” parade and festival will occur this Saturday, June 13th. The event is a cauldron of depravity, characterized by indecency, immodesty, lewd and lascivious behavior, exhibitionism, and open displays of sado-masochism, including men in leather masks, dog collars, and chains.  Besides celebrating the rejection of Divine and natural law, it frequently promotes explicitly anti-Catholic themes. Last year’s honorary Grand Marshals were the Sisters … More →

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Look! Beautiful New Statuary at Saint Benedict Center

Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, six new statues, handmade in Peru, are now beautifying our sanctuary, lining up as an honor guard on either side of the Holy Trinity. These six saints are, after Our Lady and Saint Joseph, the patrons of our Order. Our Lady and Saint Joseph have side shrines with much larger statues. Beginning on the Gospel side top, we have … More →

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The site was briefly down today due to malicious activity. Our provider tells us we sustained a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack from a range of IPs primarily from Brazil and China. A DDoS attack is a hostile maneuver whereby numerous IPs send requests to your site all at once in order to bring it down. Unfortunately, we had to block China’s and Brazil’s IP range from … More →

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Father Nicholas Gruner, the ‘Fatima Priest,’ Has Died

Last night, John Vennari posted the following on the Catholic Family News Blog: It is my sad duty to announce the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner. He died suddenly late today [Wednesday, April 29] of a heart attack while working at his Fatima Center office. At the moment, I do not know more than this. Please re-visit our page for updates. He was truly the … More →

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Save the Dates for the 2015 Saint Benedict Center Conference

Join us on Friday-Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015, for Saint Benedict Center’s annual conference. NOTE: In recent years, our Conference has been on Columbus Day weekend. But this has caused some conflicts with the previously scheduled activities of other traditional Catholic communities. Therefore, we have transferred it to the following weekend.  Who: YOU! And our speakers so far lined up — Dr. G.C. Dilsaver, Gary Potter, Charles Coulombe, C.J. … More →

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A Special ‘Thank You’ to Mike Church

It is only right that I publicly thank someone who has given a huge boost to our apostolate by way of promoting the important work of Brother Francis. Mike Church is Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative and a radio talk show personality, who hosts Satellite Radio’s longest running talk show since 2003, the Mike Church Show. He has recently made a massive on-air and online promotion of Brother Francis’ course of … More →

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Brother André Marie to Speak in Napa, CA This Saturday

On Saturday, April 25, Brother André Marie will be speaking at the 2015 Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference. He will be one of three speakers at this one-day event that draws hundreds of Catholic men annually.  Brother’s talks will be “Montfortian Manliness” and “Religious Liberty vs. Religious Right.” For details, go here: Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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IHM School Open House

All potential IHM School students and their parents are encouraged to attend IHM School open house days on April 16 and April 23. During these days, visitors can observe and participate in the school day at IHM, including classes, lunch, and breaks. Come and see for yourself what IHM is like. Contact the School if you would like to attend. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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