Category Archives: Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire
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.
- For more on our history, see “A Brief History of Saint Benedict Center.”
- For more on our present work, see “MICM Apostolate Overview.”
The pieces in this section pertain to our work in and from Richmond.
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 →
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 →
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 at the slideshow below. Thank you to all who made this wonderful occasion possible. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
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 →
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).
It has been a big week! Here is a video of a First Holy Communion on May 12, 2013 here at Saint Benedict Center.
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.
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.
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.
Our dear old chaplain, Father Michael Jarecki, now has cancer. His tongue and oral glands are affected now, but the malignancy will likely spread and take his life. Father will be 95 years old if he makes it to the Feast of Saint Bruno on October 6. The oncologist’s prognosis is that Father has two months to a year to live. Please keep this old … More →
Work for the erection of our chapel has begun. Deo gratias, Alleluia! Right now, the site work is progressing, with trees being cut down to make room. It has given us a lovely new vista from our offices, and a bit of noise to accompany our working and praying.
Sister Maria Philomena was a contributor to a recently published and now best-selling book, Amazing Grades. Her contribution to the volume is entitled “From Loathing to Loving Literature: Questions to Ask So You Can Master Any Book.” Here is the publisher’s write up of the book: Amazing Grades is a worldwide goodwill book written by 101 best selling authors and experts from 13 countries around … More →