News Blog

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

Expansion: Contractor Interview

Expansion: Contractor Interview

Even in these troubling times, when many Catholic schools are closing their doors, Immaculate Heart of Mary School—here in Still River, MA—is expanding. It is a sign that Our Blessed Mother loves...

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November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter

The Brothers MICM have just finished printing and mailing out the November 2020 version of "From the Center Newsletter!" If you haven't (signed up for our mailing list) received it and enjoyed it...

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2021 Calendar of Saints!

2021 Calendar of Saints!

The 2021 Traditional Calendar of Saints is hitting the press here at Saint Benedict Center! This year the calendar features beautiful artistic renditions based on inspiring statues from around the...

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Expansion Project Picks Up Pace!

Expansion Project Picks Up Pace!

The Brothers have been making up for lost time on the IHM School Expansion Project throughout September and October! The skeletal structure of the first floor is now visible and the goal is to have...

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Remember the Holy Souls

Remember the Holy Souls

“If it were but known how great is the power of the good souls in Purgatory with the Heart of God, and if we knew all the graces we can obtain through their intercession, they would not be so much...

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IHM Bazaar 2020 ~ Success!

IHM Bazaar 2020 ~ Success!

Thanks to the pie-makers, the yardsale pricers, the food booth chefs and all those who helped in so many ways, the IHM Bazaar was a success once again this year! The annual fall event took place on...

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Christel Lim, Postulant

Christel Lim, Postulant

On the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8, 2020, our little shrine of Maria Bambina in IHM Chapel was adorned with flowers! It was a beautiful day for her Birthday… and...

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New! Saint Sharbel Issue!

New! Saint Sharbel Issue!

The latest issue of "From the Housetops" magazine, featuring the life of Saint Sharbel Makhlouf, was published, printed and shipped from Mancipia Press recently. The "Hermit of Lebanon" spent most...

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Matthew Bacon, Postulant

Matthew Bacon, Postulant

The beautiful feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, August 15th, was celebrated here at Saint Benedict Center with a Missa Cantata and the reception of Matthew Bacon as a postulant to the Brothers,...

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August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

The latest issue of "From the Center - Newsletter for Friends and Benefactors of Saint Benedict Center Across the Country" is being printed right now in our print shop! Be one of the first to read...

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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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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift!

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift!

Give your father the Perfect Gift this Father's Day by including him and his intentions in the Holy Mass to be said here at the monastery at 10 a.m. on June 21, 2020! Fill out the form below, choose...

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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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