News Blog

Current News and Events from Saint Benedict Center for Friends and Benefactors across the country.

Morning Star Camp-in-a-Box!

Morning Star Camp-in-a-Box!

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single… star!” … that is, the Morning Star! COVID-19 closed the camp but did not stop the spirit! The Sisters (and campers, too) were...

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Slowly but Surely

Slowly but Surely

This coming fall we will celebrate one year since the ground breaking of our IHM School expansion project. From that very day we have been praying… and fundraising in hope to complete the new...

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Gift Shop Update

Gift Shop Update

Our monastery gift shop has been very busy these past couple of months! Although the physical shop has been slow due to Covid restrictions, we have still been receiving and filling online orders...

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Profession of Vows

Profession of Vows

On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020, we witnessed the Professions of two of our Brothers, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Brother Gerard (24), formerly known as Nicholas Fretwell, made his...

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Honoring Mary Our Mother

Honoring Mary Our Mother

This May, ten of our Sisters were honored to perform a tribute to Mary at Saint Boniface Church, here in the Worcester Diocese. We are happy to be able to provide the video here for your inspiration...

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April 2020 Newsletter

April 2020 Newsletter

The latest "From the Center" Newsletter has been printed and mailed from Mancipia Press! Despite the strange time we are living in, good things are still happening here at the monastery! In this...

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IHM Expansion Progress

IHM Expansion Progress

Slowly but surely, progress is being made on our IHM School Expansion project! Check out the latest video made by the Brothers MICM to enjoy some quick highlights of the project! Help speed along...

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Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! Alleluia! "O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen....

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Your Prayer Intentions

Your Prayer Intentions

Dear Friends, The holiest week of the year has come. Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are meant to prepare us to receive the joy and graces that God wants to give us on...

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Saint Josephine Bakhita Issue

Saint Josephine Bakhita Issue

​Mancipia Press just sent out the most recent issue of "From the Housetops Magazine" which is researched, written, published and printed right here on the monastery grounds! This issue features the...

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Sister Pia-Marie, Novice

Sister Pia-Marie, Novice

Lent 2020 has been an unusual time for everyone in the Church and in the world! The unprecedented situation created by the coronavirus crisis has touched all of our lives. But Holy Mother Church...

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Morning Star Indiana

Morning Star Indiana

Two sisters brought the spirit of Morning Star Camp to Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Wayne, Indiana, earlier this month! Many of the campers had attended last year and dove right into the packed...

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Mission to Florida

Mission to Florida

During our school’s February Break, Br. Anthony Marie, Br. Christopher Isaac, and Br. Martin took a trip to Florida to spend the week with the students and families of Ave Maria. Thanks to...

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Morning Star Louisiana

Morning Star Louisiana

Four Sisters followed the Morning Star to the bayous of Louisiana for a southern-style Morning Star Camp again this year! A vivacious group of 61 campers and 8 counselors brought the trustworthy...

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

The February 2020 "From the Center" Newsletter is being mailed out as soon as possible, but you can read it first here online! Stay up to date on the School Expansion Project for IHM School! It has...

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Saint Paul Miki Housetops

Saint Paul Miki Housetops

You don't want to miss the most recent issue of From the Housetops that features the story of Saint Paul Miki and the Japanese Martyrs! It is the story of twenty-six uncompromising heroes of the...

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The Holy Family

The Holy Family

A short meditation on the Holy Family read by Brother Anthony Marie, MICM. Video footage of the Christmas decor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel and the manger displayed during the Christmas...

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Giving Tuesday Video

Giving Tuesday Video

A giant "Thank You" to all who supported our apostolates here at Saint Benedict Center this December! Our campaign to raise the $200,000 to cover the steel and the rest of the foundation for our...

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Festive Fundraising

Festive Fundraising

We decked the hall… MacIsaac Hall that is, and made everything jolly and bright for the first ever Christmas Festival held here at Saint Benedict Center on Saturday, December 14, 2019! When the...

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IHM Bazaar

IHM Bazaar

Thanks to hard work of our volunteers and the wonderful spirit of camaraderie, the IHM Fall Bazaar was the biggest success this year! The overcast weather of October 12th only accentuated the...

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Ground Breaking

Ground Breaking

Finally, after a year of planning, construction for the addition to Immaculate Heart of Mary school has begun. Below are some pictures of our ground breaking ceremony which took place October 7th. ...

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Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

The Summer 2019 "From the Center" Newsletter is rolling off the press right now! It has been an eventful year so far! We have been watching preparations happen daily for the new addition on IHM...

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Clearing the Way!

Clearing the Way!

Preparations for the addition on Immaculate Heart of Mary School building for grades 1–8 are well under way here at Saint Benedict Center. As the final details get wrapped up, the Brothers have been...

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Padre Pio Issue

Padre Pio Issue

The most recent issue of "From the Housetops" magazine has been published and printed right here at our monastery… and features the life of Saint Padre Pio! The tremendously popular saint, known...

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