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

Hail Mary: Songs of Love & Devotion

Hail Mary: Songs of Love & Devotion

We are happy to announce that the Sisters' new CD  – "Hail Mary: Songs of Love and Devotion" – is now available in our shop and online! Thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of Dan & Marian...

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Christmas Festival 2021

Christmas Festival 2021

It’s amazing what a little change of decor will do… within one day the gymnasium of our MacIsaac Hall was completely transformed into a sparkling wonderland and the perfect setting for the 2021...

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Sisters Make Final Profession

Sisters Make Final Profession

Two of our Sisters MICM, Sister Mary Jacinta and Sister Maria Faustina, made their Final Profession on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception! It was a perfect feast for such a beautiful...

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Issue

Our Lady of Good Counsel Issue

The enchanting story of the miraculous fresco of Our Lady of Good Counsel. The ancient painting, by an unknown artist, is a tender depiction of the Son of God embracing His Blessed Mother. Painted...

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Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee

On November 25, 2021, Brother Thomas Augustine, MICM, celebrated 50 years of Religious Profession as a Slave of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was no coincidence that the day should fall on...

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Fall 2021 Expansion Update!

Fall 2021 Expansion Update!

The Brothers were very busy this summer with the many projects here at the monastery and at Montfort Retreat – site of the Summer Youth Camps. Still, they managed to make some great progress on the...

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Advent: Prepare Your Heart!

Advent: Prepare Your Heart!

Advent, the season of preparation for the great feast of Christmas, is quickly approaching! We wanted to share a few of our traditions that we keep here at the monastery during this beautiful season...

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Follow the Saints

Follow the Saints

A history-making All Saints' Procession took place at Saint John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish for the first time on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Under the direction of Father James Mazzone, pastor,...

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New Items in Our Shop!

New Items in Our Shop!

'Tis the season for shopping… so be sure to Shop Catholic this Christmas! The Sisters have designed some lovely new items for our "True Devotionals Gift Shop" recently! Be sure to check them out,...

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

The Fall 2021 "From the Center" Newsletter now available for your enjoyment here online! The newsletter is a great way to stay up to date on everything that is going on at the monastery. This issue...

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New Postulants

New Postulants

This fall the Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, accepted two new postulants. Emma Lekovic was accepted on the feast of Our Lady's Nativity, September 8, 2021 and Marie Cote was...

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All Souls’ Day Remembrance

All Souls’ Day Remembrance

The month dedicated to the Holy Souls is quickly approaching! On November 2nd, All Souls’ Day, the Church seems to pause in her daily feasts to pray for all who have gone before us …and to solemnly...

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Expansion & Upkeep

Expansion & Upkeep

The exterior of IHM Expansion Project is now a lovely structure, completing the New England style school building. Windows and siding are on most of it and the wrap-around porch is being constructed...

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Happy Campers in Idaho!

Happy Campers in Idaho!

The state of Idaho again hosted both Montfort Boys Camp and Morning Star Girls Camp this summer on the same week… but ironically at completely opposite ends of the state! Read about both camps (and...

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Montfort Camp Season 2021

Montfort Camp Season 2021

The Montfort Camps, directed by the Brothers MICM, had a full attendance of campers and staff once again for the 2021 camp season! (Be sure to see the two videos below!) The season opened with a...

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Morning Star Camp: 40 Years!

Morning Star Camp: 40 Years!

The Sisters just finished up their 40th season of Morning Star Camp for Catholic Girls! The 2021 camp season featured four 1-week sessions for girls including a week of Leadership Camp, two weeks of...

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New! Damien of Molokai Issue!

New! Damien of Molokai Issue!

This is the timely story of Father Damien De Veuster, the intrepid priest who, instead of fleeing sickness to preserve his own health, rather gave his life for those suffering from the horrors of...

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Feast of Corpus Christi

In the providence of God, this year the feast of Corpus Christi fell on the last day of classes for the 2020-2021 academic year. For the first time in over a year the entire student body attended...

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Sponsa Christi!

Sponsa Christi!

On the feast of the Queenship of Mary, May 31, 2021, Sister Gabriel Marie made her Final Profession of Vows and Christel Lim was accepted as a Novice! What a perfect day for our Heavenly Queen!Read...

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Queen of the May

Queen of the May

Each day of May is "Mother's Day" for Our Lady here at Saint Benedict Center! The delightful weather and all the flowering trees and blossoms make the monastery grounds just about perfect! What an...

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring 2021 Newsletter

The Spring 2021 "From the Center Newsletter" is going to press as we write! Soon it will be on the way to our subscribers in a lovely little packet from the monastery! Get a sneak peek by viewing it...

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Expansion Update Videos

Expansion Update Videos

Spring is here in Still River, and with the good weather comes great progress on the IHM School Expansion Project! As the 2020-2021 academic year wraps up, everyone watches the developments of the...

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Organ Donor

Organ Donor

On March 18, 2021, our 30 year-old organ at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel was  replaced with a new Rodgers  organ that was given in memory of Rita Rose. The improved sound of the new organ...

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Lumen Christi!

Lumen Christi!

The Sacred Triduum was celebrated here at Saint Benedict Center in it's wealth of prayer and tradition. Thanks to Father Becker, and our host of well-trained altar boys, the sacred rites of Holy...

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