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Our next Saint Benedict Center Conference will be Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20, 2006. It will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
This year’s topic is “Catholic Friends and Family: Christening Society.”
The conference is described as: “A frank series of practical and doctrinal talks touching upon the proper Catholic living of parenthood, childhood, masculinity, femininity, and the important bond of friendship as necessary goods to be cultivated and as means to evangelizing our upside-down culture.”
Please note our “Bring a Friend for Free” offer. Every paying registrant may bring someone who has never been to our conference before for entirely free, no strings attached. (This offer does not extend to meals or hotel rooms.) If you and your friend wish to benefit from this offer, we encourage you to register as soon as possible and let us know about your friend. There are space limitations at the hotel.
Complete roster of speakers, with talk titles:
(The Complete Schedule is posted in a 40k PDF file.)
Our Lady of Fatima’s Mission for Every Family
Rev. Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.) — Renowned Fatima Scholar, Apostle of Marian Devotion
Causa Nostrae Laetitiae: Our Blessed Mother as the Model of Joy in the Catholic Home
Rev. Lawrence Smith — Parish Priest, Essayist, Remnant columnist
Opening and Closing Comments
Br. Francis, M.I.C.M., Ph.D. — Former Professor of Philosophy, Superior and Founding Member of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Friends Forever: St. Augustine, Friendship, and Catholic Evangelism
Br. André Marie, M.I.C.M. — Prior of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Editor of From the Housetops
The Catholic Family: A Garden of Vocations
Sister Marie Therese, M.I.C.M. — Prioress of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Principal of IHM School, Vocation Director
The Vow and the Catholic Family: Implications of an Irreversible Promise
Robert Hickson, Ph.D. — Retired Professor of Philosophy, Literature, and Strategic-Cultural Studies; former Special Forces Officer
War, Vir, and Virtue: Repairing the Breach Between Manhood, Power, and Justice in the Waging of Modern War
Mr. John Sharpe — Publisher, Distributist scholar, Founder and President of IHS Press
The Neo-Pagan Assault on Gender and the Traditional Family
Mr. C. Joseph Doyle — Catholic Apologist, Executive Director of the Catholic Action League
The Adventure of Discipleship
Mr. Gary Potter — Historian, Journalist, Essayist, Author of After the Boston Heresy Case and In Reaction
The Persecuted Catholic Church in China
Mr. Joseph Kung — Lecturer, Crusader for the Catholic Underground Church in China, President of the Cardinal Kung Foundation, Nephew of the heroic late Cardinal Kung. (+ 2000)
The Traditional Mass as a Pattern of Society
Mr. Brian Kelly — Editor of From The Housetops, Mancipia
In addition to the conference held at the Royal Plaza Hotel, we will have a free, one day conference on Thursday, August 17th. It will be held on our monastery grounds in Richmond, New Hampshire. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear a couple of talks, eat a free dinner, and socialize with some of the speakers. It also presents an occasion to visit with the religious and Third Order members that make these conferences happen.
To register, call 1.877.773.1773, or download a printable PDF file of our Conference Registration form. Please feel free to distribute it among your friends and family.
If you have questions or comments about our conference, please contact us. In the top “subject” box, please select “Conference Information” so the information will go to the correct person. We hope to see you in August!