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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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A Big Thank You

Speaking for all the Brothers and Sisters of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I heartily thank all those who joined us this past weekend and made our conference a joyful and fruitful one. God bless and Mary keep you all!


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2013 Conference Schedule

Join us on Friday-Saturday, October 11 and 12, 2013, for Saint Benedict Center’s annual conference. You may register online or by telephone: (603) 239-6485. What: This year’s conference theme is “What Do ‘Liberal’ and ‘Conservative’ Mean?” Where: Saint Benedict Center, 95 Fay Martin Road, Richmond, New Hampshire, 03470. When: Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, 2012. Both will be full conference days. How Much: … More →


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Conference Update (Reminder: It’s October 11&12)

Our eighth Conference speaker will be Mr. Yves Jacques. The addition of Mr. Jacques rounds off our list, which also includes Mr. Gary Potter, Dr. Robert Hickson, Mr. Charles Coulombe, Mr. C. Joseph Doyle, Sr. Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M., Br. André Marie, M.I.C.M., and Mr. Brian Kelly. Mr. Jacques will speak Saturday on “Social Credit in the Light of the Catholic Social Teaching and the Application … More →


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Men’s Retreat Slideshow

Last weekend took place the SBC Men’s Retreat at a local campground in Richmond. Daily Mass, Rosary, and manly activities complemented a series of talks by Fr. David Phillipson, Dr. G.C. Dilsaver, Mr. Steve Demasco, and your humble servant. This was not an Ignatian retreat, but something of an entirely different order. Among the activities the men and boys engaged in were building altars out of local … 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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Come to the 2013 SBC Conference

This year’s theme is “What Do ‘Liberal’ and ‘Conservative’ Mean?” The speakers are being lined up now. Please register early at our online store. The conference dates are Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, 2013. Both will be full conference days. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered according to the traditional Roman Rite (“Extraordinary Form”) during the conference, as it always … More →


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Pilgrimage for Restoration 2013 (September 20-22): Pre-Register Now!

Please consider joining us on the Pilgrimage for Restoration this year, either in person or remotely. Even if you are only mildly interested in the pilgrimage, pre-register for it. The reasons for this are several-fold, and I will mention them later. We ask readers of this site to do what you can to make news of the Pilgrimage “go viral,” via Facebook, Twitter, email, and … More →


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Tweeting the Pilgrimage for Restoration

Supposedly, revolutions get organized on Twitter now. Flashmobs, too. If social disorder and moral turpitude can be organized there, can wholesome Catholic events? If you’re interested in coming to a quasi-scientific answer to this question and you use Twitter, then follow the Pilgrimage for Restoration on Twitter and “retweet” the following status: The 17th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, September 28-30. #PilgrimageForRestoration … More →


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Calling All Eastern-Rite Catholics!

Mr. Gregory Lloyd, a Ukrainian Rite Catholic, is the director of the Pilgrimage for Restoration. The Pilgrimage has been a very “Latin” event; i.e., all of the Masses and most of the faithful on pilgrimage are of the traditional Roman Rite. Greg hopes to broaden the event’s horizons by organizing a brigade of Eastern Catholics (of whatever rite) to make pilgrimage. Thus would the true … More →


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Honoring the First Amerindian Saint

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha is scheduled to be canonized on October 21, 2012. Less than a month before that, she will be honored by the pilgrims walking the annual “Pilgrimage for Restoration” to Auriesville, New York. Below, I reproduce a press release that explains this year’s theme, which explicitly mentions the holy Mohawk virgin every Catholic American should love. In promoting this worthwhile event, I feel … More →


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‘Rebuilding Christendom Conference’ in August

This event, sponsored by IHS Press Group, promises to be very informative. The IHS Press Group cordially invites you to the first conference in the Rebuilding Christendom™ series. This packed, three-day event is an inaugural gathering of Catholics and others of good will in the United States consecrated exclusively to genuine Catholic Social Doctrine. Intended to be a fearless proclamation of “the politics of Jesus … More →


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Seventeenth Annual Pilgrimage for Restoration Announces Theme

(National Coalition of Clergy and Laity) The 17th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, September 28-30. This year’s theme has been chosen. In honor of St. Kateri, soon to be raised to the altars shared by the Blessed in Heaven, it is “Restoration of True Devotion to Mary, in the footsteps of St. Kateri“. Read about St. Kateri’s canonization here. Stay tuned for … More →

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Lenten Day of Recollection: March 10

Father David Phillipson will give a day of recollection on March 10, 2012 at Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, N.H. (directions). The theme for the day is “Prayer in Marian Mode.” The schedule is as follows: Saturday, March 10 7:30 – 8:30 am: Mass 8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast – bring your own 9:00 – 9:30 The Office of Terce 9:30 – 10:30 First Conference: … More →


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Thomas More College on Pilgrimage

On the weekend of September 23, 2011, thirteen Thomas More College students ventured forth to walk the 62-mile pilgrimage from Lake George to the Shrine of Our Lady of the North American Martyrs. In its sixteenth year, the annual Pilgrimage for Restoration, organized by the National Coalition of Clergy and Laity, is a spiritual journey of the faithful to the place where Saints Isaac Jogues, … More →


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