Living True Devotion
The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict Center is a traditional, active Order re-founded by Brother Hugh MacIsaac in 1976, in the spirit of Father Leonard Feeney. The community of Brothers and the community of Sisters live True Devotion to Mary, and consecrate themselves daily using the formula written by Saint Louis Marie De Montfort in his classic treatise. Our monastery is called Saint Benedict Center to reflect our life of work and prayer. We are a Public Association of the Faithful in the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Brothers MICM
The Brothers, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (MICM) faithfully mirrors and exemplifies St. Joseph in his religious vocation. The Brothers live a traditional active religious life dedicated to Jesus through Mary.
The Sisters MICM
The Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (MICM) take vows as Brides of Christ and live a traditional active religious life of prayer and work nourished by the Traditional Latin Liturgy and dedicated to Jesus through Mary.
Our monastery, Saint Benedict Center, was re-founded in 1976 by Brother Hugh MacIsaac in the spirit of Father Leonard Feeney. The exemplary devotion of Brother Hugh was the motivating force that set our apostolates in motion and are the spirit that still drive them today. To Jesus through Mary!
“Saint Benedict Center” is the name of our monastery, and reflects our active religious life of prayer and work.
The scenic village of Still River provides the perfect surroundings for our life. An oasis of peace and prayer, Saint Benedict Center is its own little world unknown to many who pass by on Route 110. Boasting of 12 buildings on 100 acres, our monastery has truly been blessed by Our Lady… as a dear friend once stated: “She truly walks the halls of this beloved establishment.”
Many young families, in searching for the Traditional Mass, have discovered this hidden gem, and assist regularly at Mass and the many events that take place throughout the year. For those who truly make it “the Center” of their lives, the blessings of Our Lady become quite evident. Even the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who own, operate and maintain Saint Benedict Center, feel truly blessed to be able to live in a place so dear to Our Lady.
Saint Benedict Center is open to the public. The Chapel is open for visits throughout the day, and all are welcome to participate in events as seen in our monthly bulletin. Come and see for yourself!