(This was written in preparation for a series of conferences on vocations and states in life that I gave at Saint Benedict Center in the Spring of 2005. Please see the end of this piece for a small table of … Continue reading
I saw this news over a week ago and neglected to look into it. But it’s true. Apparently, today, this large number of seminarians, in the United States, is peculiar to the Kansas City diocese. There are increases in vocations … Continue reading
If ever I have seen encouraging news that is tragic at the same time it is this. Young men who seek to enter the Latin Rite seminary are sent home because of lack of space. Such a situation should be … Continue reading
The young man asked Our Lord: “Good Master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?” It was the question of one blessed with wealth, but who realized that life eternal was a far more precious treasure.
(Come and Follow Me, by Father Stephano Maria Manelli, F.I.,) In the days since Vatican II, the Church has seen an alarming decline in the numbers of young people willing to consecrate themselves to God in the life of religion … Continue reading
First Order members (brothers, and — God willing, in the future — priests) take the three traditional vows of evangelical perfection (poverty, chastity, and obedience) and an additional fourth vow to make the Doctrinal Crusade of Saint Benedict Center their … Continue reading
To the Second Order members — the sisters — can be applied all of what has been said regarding the brothers mutatis mutandis. Notable differences of the sisters’ life are as follows: Our work consists of study, publishing, teaching, public … Continue reading
“Therefore every scribe instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old. ” (MT 13:52) Throughout the long history of our Catholic religion, … Continue reading
(Note: This article was originally published when its subject was “Venerable Father Basil Moreau,” and was named accordingly. On September 15, 2007, Canon Basil Antoine Marie Moreau was beatified. He is now to be called “Blessed Basil Moreau.” We have … Continue reading
Saint Augustine wrote this document to provide a guide for his community of priests. It is remarkably simple, reasonable and evangelical.
An address given by Brother André Marie on the occasion of the religious profession of Brother Louis Marie, M.I.C.M., and Brother Maximilian Maria, M.I.C.M., the Feast of the Divine Maternity, 10-11-2005. “What in the world are you doing?” That’s what … Continue reading
Saint Alphonsus’ Answer to a young man who asks council on the choice of a state of life — for all those considering a vocation to the religious life Live Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! I read in your letter that … Continue reading
(This letter is included in a vocations packet that the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary make available. — Editor) To a young woman discerning a vocation: Laudetur Iesus Christus!
Our community is traditional, meaning we have the Traditional Latin Mass and the other sacramental rites exclusively at our chapel. We are an active-contemplative Order. Our prayer life consists of Mass; Laudes, Vespers, and Compline from the Roman Breviary; 40 … Continue reading
The Third Order of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a union of Catholic faithful who strive to have a share in the mission and charism of the religious congregation. Every Third Order is an organization within … Continue reading