Brother Leonard Mary, M.I.C.M., died Saturday, November 23, at around 10:30 PM.
Known in the world as Fred Farrell, Brother Leonard Mary was one of the earliest disciples of Father Feeney at the original Saint Benedict Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In fact, of all the members of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Sister Catherine excepted), he is the one who knew Father the longest. He served in the armed forces in World War II, in the Pacific theater, learning the Japanese language while serving.
Brother Leonard Mary lived for decades at Saint Therese’s House (now Saint Benedict’s Abbey) in Still River, Massachusetts, working at various apostolates of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In 1981, he relocated to California with one other brother and founded “Saint Benedict Center West” and Saint Joseph House of Studies. He was also very influential in the lay apostolate, Catholic Treasures.
He is the author of The Church of Salvation.
The funeral Mass will be at Saint Ann’s House in Still River, and his burial in the graveyard of Saint Benedict’s Abbey. Details are pending.