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Saint Benedict Center, Richmond

The original Saint Benedict Center was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and flourished in the 1940s and 50s. The founders relocated to Harvard (Still River) Massachusetts in 1958. In 1988, Brother Francis, Sister Marie Louise, and a handful of other religious moved from Bolton, Massachusetts to found Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire. The Center in Richmond is made up of a monastery of men, and convent of women, a school, and a chapel where the traditional rites of the Church are offered. It serves as the religious and cultural center of a Catholic community in the area.

The pieces in this section pertain to our work in and from Richmond.

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Nice Home for Sale Near Saint Benedict Center

(Realtor.com— click here for pictures) Looking for that Wow factor? Airy and bright custom open concept home with post & beam effect. Living and dining great room with cathedral ceiling, skylights and floor to ceiling windows. Cherry and pine floors. Open staircase to 2nd floor balcony. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar and 2 freshly renovated baths. French door to family/sunroom with cathedral ceiling and sliders … More →


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Holy Week, Easter Schedule at Saint Benedict Center

Join us for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. (You can get directions here.) The schedule is as follows: Maundy Thursday: Rosary: 6:30 pm; High Mass: 7:00 pm; Confessions: After Mass (The High Mass is followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration.) Good Friday: Confession: 1:00-3:00 pm; Rosary: 2:00 pm; Stations of the Cross: 2:30 pm; Mass of the Presanctified: 3:00 pm Holy Saturday: Confession: 4:00-5:00 pm; Rosary: 10:00 pm; Solemn Easter Vigil Mass (Blessing of Fire & Easter Water): … More →


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Brother Mongoose Goes to New Jersey

Our Brothers Louis Marie and Joseph Mary went to New Jersey and Philadelphia this week to do some apostolic work. Among their tasks was a visit to our brethren of the North Star Group, the Federation of North American Explorers group in New Jersey. A small photo album that our North Star brethren posted on Facebook has some photos of “Brother Mongoose”1 (Brother Louis Marie) … More →


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The Mount Monadnock Group Is Prepared!

Estote semper parati! (“always be prepared”) is the motto of the Federation of North American Explorers (FNE). Now that our adult leaders have made their promise, FNE’s Mount Monadnock Group, based at Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, N.H., is prepared! Our male and female sections, with their adult leaders, hiked two different trails of our eponymous Mount Monadnock. At the base and the summit, promise … More →


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Men’s Retreat

Things are quiet on our web site this week because Brian Kelly is away. Additionally, several of us are recuperating from a wonderful weekend spent at a local campground for our first — hopefully annual — SBC Men’s Retreat. Daily Mass and Rosary and manly activities complemented a series of talks by Fr. David Phillipson, Dr. G.C. Dilsaver, Mr. Steve Demasco, and your humble servant. Among the … More →


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Photos from High Mass in IHM Chapel

We present a few photos of the new IHM Chapel, taken on the occasion of the High Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22, 2013. Click here to see them on Google Plus, or look on our flickr album here. Thank you to all who made this wonderful occasion possible. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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IHM Chapel Grand Opening

This is a press release sent to local media outlets announcing the Solemn Mass that marks the grand opening of IHM Chapel. Thank you, Benefactors! Following the press release are a few facts about the new IHM Chapel that may be of interest to our readers. * * * * * * * * * * * * The Saint Benedict Center, administered by the … More →


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First Mass in IHM Chapel: August 22

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). Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Some Good News

On Monday, May 13, Brother Joseph Mary professed his perpetual vows. The following “letter” concerns this wonderful event in our community’s life. The previous day saw nine innocents make their First Holy Communion in our chapel. Please also see the IHM Chapel updates: Interior Progress, Sanctuary Gates, and Almost Ready for Occupancy Permit. My Dear Jesus, What a beautiful thing is the religious profession of … More →


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May 12: First Holy Communion

It has been a big week! Here is a video of a First Holy Communion on May 12, 2013 here at Saint Benedict Center. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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What Our Chapel Will Look Like Inside

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.   Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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IHM Chapel in progress

Expressing Your Love for Your Heavenly Mother

(This Ad Rem is not authored by me, Brother André Marie, but by Sister Maria Philomena, who has been assigned the gargantuan duty of coordinating the interior design of IHM Chapel. Besides planning with the design and construction professionals, she also has the task of trying to procure the items needed. We thank God that she has been doing a marvelous job.) More than twenty … More →


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IHM Chapel: ‘The Walls Go Up’!

Sister Maria Philomena put together a YouTube video of progress on our chapel project. The music is the Sisters singing Tota Pulchra Es, O Maria, which is apt considering tomorrow’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception. To date, we have raised $424,530.00 out of our $750,000 goal for our chapel building project. You can donate, or make a pledge to this cause online. Share, Bookmark, Like: … More →


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Rev. Father Michael Jarecki, just ordained in 1944

Father Michael A. Jarecki, in Memoriam

At 5:00 P.M., October 22, Rev. Michael Alexander Jarecki went to his reward, aged 95. Father Jarecki was a priest of the Ogdensburg, N.Y., Diocese, an ardent Apostle of Our Lady of Fatima, a longtime chaplain to Saint Benedict Center, devoted friend and ally of Father Feeney and Brother Francis, and an indefatigable laborer in the vineyard of Our Lord Jesus Christ. A priest loyal … More →


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Chapel Progress

Below are some photos we’ve taken of the work. So far, we have raised $450,030.00 out of our $750,000 goal. Thank you! Please consider donating now, or making a pledge. Click the arrow button below to scroll through the gallery. [fancygallery id='chapel-progress'] Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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