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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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UPDATE: Priest Visiting SBC, Mass Schedule Changes

A priest will be visiting Saint Benedict Center from the afternoon of Monday, April 18 until about May 10. Our schedule has returned to normal for both Sunday and weekday Masses. Contrary to what was posted here earlier, this also applies to Masses on Sunday, May 1. Omitting Father’s name for now is a courtesy to him and a convenience to SBC, so that, during this … More →


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Looking for a Priest for APRIL: Update on Priest Search

We have had many inquiries in response to our Priest Wanted notice. Thank God, there is a real possibility that we will have a full-time priest at Saint Benedict Center in May. The position is by no means filled, so we are still on the lookout. For the time being, we have a venerable old Monsignor offering us Sunday Mass at 2:00 PM. He will also … More →


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MICM Articles in “The Explorer”

The Explorer, the publication of the Federation of North American Explorers (FNE), has its latest issue (Lent, 2016) online now. Sister Maria Rosaria, Sister Marie Gabrielle, and I all have contributions to it, as does Father Lawrence Lew, O.P., and the intrepid and hard-working Mr. David Smith, of the North Star Group in New Jersey (New Jersey? Yes, New Jersey). Give it a read, if … More →


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Priest Wanted

Saint Benedict Center is actively seeking out a full-time priest. The cleric who was here on an experimental basis for the last six months has returned to his home Diocese. We are looking for another priest to fill the 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). … More →


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Would You Like to Give Alms, Memorialize a Loved One, AND Beautify the Mass with These Lovely Vestments?

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 unbelievable deal from skilled vestment makers in Catholic Poland, so the memorialization of each set of vestments (one set per color) is only $300. If … More →


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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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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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