Category: Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire

Philosophy in Our School of Thought

Speaking of the work of Saint Benedict Center and the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brother Francis often said, “We are three things at once: a crusade, a religious order, and a school of thought.” Usually, he would embellish this utterance with little summaries of each of the three. By crusade, he meant our two-fold apostolate for the conversion of America and the restoration of doctrinal sanity, beginning with that very fundamental dogma, extra ecclesiam nulla salus. (We put the definite article and a capital C here: The Crusade.) By religious order, he meant our Congregation’s First and Second Orders… Continue reading

Brother Francis Turns 94

Ninety four years ago today — the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, July 19, 1913 — Brother Francis (Fakhri Maluf) was born in a small village near Beirut, Lebanon. Because he did not breathe right away, the Catholic midwife … Continue reading