Last Call for the 2010 SBC Conference

Again he sent other servants, saying: Tell them that were invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my calves and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come ye to the marriage (Matt. 22:4). Our conference is all ready. Speakers and schedule are lined up, and even the menu has been determined. This number of the Ad Rem is a last minute reminder. Please see the schedule and other information below.

You can now register online for our conference.

What: “The Romance of Wisdom” is our theme this year.

How: This year, Friday and Saturday will both be full days. There will be eight speakers giving presentations in addition to the master of ceremonies, our Prior, Brother Andre Marie.

Who: Sr. Marie Therese, M.I.C.M., Sr. Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M., Gary Potter, Dr. Robert Hickson, Dr. William Fahey, C. Joseph Doyle, Brian Kelly, and Christine Bryan.

Where: Saint Benedict Center, 95 Fay Martin Road, Richmond, New Hampshire, 03470

When: October 8 and 9, 2010. This year, Friday and Saturday, will be full conference days.

How Much: $100 for both days (Friday and Saturday). This includes meals. Single days without meals are $40.

There is a limited number of Saint Benedict Center community members who are willing to host conference attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are hotels in the Keene vicinity, but reservations should be made early because of tourism during the foliage season. Some area hotels include: Best Western Hotel & Suites (603) 357-3038; Holiday Inn Express Keene (603) 352-7616; Days Inn (603) 352-9780, and Super 8 Keene (603) 352-9780.

Call (603) 239-6485 to register or for more information.

Her have I loved, and have sought her out from my youth, and have desired
to take her for my spouse, and I became a lover of her beauty.
— Wisdom 8:2

Friday, October 8

7:00 Holy Rosary

7:30 Holy Mass

8:45 Breakfast

9:30 Registration Opens

10:00 Brother André Marie’s Opening Remarks

10:30 Dr. William Fahey — ‘With what wisdom shall he be furnished that holdeth the plough?’: Liberal learning, manual labor, and experience

12:00 Angelus / Lunch

1:30 Christine Bryan — The Faithful and Wise Stewart

3:00 Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M. — Teaching Wisdom to Little Ones

4:30 Gary Potter — Romancing Wisdom (and Sharing Some)

6:00 Dinner

Saturday, October 9

7:00 Holy Rosary

7:30 Holy Mass

8:45 Breakfast

10:00 Sister Marie Thérèse, M.I.C.M. — Our Patrimony of Wisdom

11:15 Dr. Robert Hickson —Wisdom’s Slow Fruitfulness and the Adventure of Our Probation

12:30 Angelus / Lunch

2:00 Brian Kelly — Reflections on the Book of Wisdom

4:00 C. J. Doyle — Reminiscences on the Wisdom and Counsel of Brother Francis

6:00 Dinner

8:00 Panel Discussion (all speakers / moderated)