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.

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

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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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Explorers Youth Group Photo Gallery

The Federation of North American Explorers (FNE) is a great program that offers single-gender scouting for both boys and girls. This important youth apostolate, which our community participates in, has boys’ sections with Brother Louis Marie and the Dads as adult leaders, as well as girls’ sections with our Sisters and the Moms as adult leaders. You may learn more about our Explorers program on … 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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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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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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