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

New Sister Novice

New Sister Novice

On the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, 2022, the Sisters MICM accepted Marie Cote as a Novice! During a simple ceremony at the end of Mass, Marie received the habit and white veil of a Novice...

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May Expansion Update

May Expansion Update

It has been a while since we've posted an update on our IHM School Expansion Project! The building is progressing, but not always very visibly! Brother Anthony Marie, the project supervisor, gives a...

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Magazine with a Mission

Magazine with a Mission

The great apostle, Saint Paul, wrote to the Hebrews, “Without Faith, it is impossible to please God.” Is God pleased then, with the state of the Church and the world today? The Faith is being lost...

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Mother’s Day Mass

Mother’s Day Mass

Our Lady is the model and inspiration of Catholic Mothers throughout history. Therefore, to Catholics, the national holiday of Mother's Day is celebrated with a deep and spiritual meaning!  We are...

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Easter Blessings!

Easter Blessings!

Christians, to the Paschal Victim,offer sacrifice and praise. The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;and Christ, the undefiled,hath sinners to His Father reconciled. That Christ is truly risen from the...

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Spring Newsletter 2022

Spring Newsletter 2022

The Spring 2022 "From the Center" Newsletter has been printed and mailed from Mancipia Press and should be arriving just before Easter! Enjoy catching up on the highlighted events that have taken...

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Lenten Pilgrimage

Lenten Pilgrimage

Members of the Saint Michael’s Crusaders Mens’ Group, and their sons, make the 7-mile pilgrimage from Saint Benedict Center to Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Clinton, MA on March 26, 2022. The...

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Favorite Saints’ Fest

Favorite Saints’ Fest

What happens when you mix the feast of two Saints, bread and music? Well, you get a memorable weekend of festive food and celebration! That's what happened on March 19, 2022, when our annual Saint...

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2022 Camps Begin!

2022 Camps Begin!

The registrations for Morning Star Girls’ Camp and Montfort Boys’ Camp are filled up already! This camp program at our New Hampshire camp facility is now celebrating its 41st year and going strong....

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First Montfort Camp Louisiana!

First Montfort Camp Louisiana!

The start of Lent saw three Brothers flying south to Louisiana to direct the inaugural year of Montfort Youth Retreat in Louisiana! Eighteen pioneer campers joined the Brothers for four days at the...

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2022 Lent Calendar ~ in Bulk!

2022 Lent Calendar ~ in Bulk!

Our 2022 Lent Calendar is now available in bulk! This pocket-size publication will help you make a profitable forty-day period of prayer, penance, and spiritual exercises in preparation for Easter....

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Winter Newsletter 2022

Winter Newsletter 2022

​The Winter 2022 “From the Center” Newsletter is on the press here at the monastery! You can be one of the first to enjoy it by viewing here online! The newsletter is a great way to stay updated on...

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Expansion: January ’22 Update

Expansion: January ’22 Update

Throughout the weeks of Advent and Christmas, progress on the IHM School Expansion Project has not stopped thanks to your generous support and especially the gifts many made for Giving Tuesday and...

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20 Years in Eternity

20 Years in Eternity

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AmenOn January 15, 2022, we...

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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 few changes of decor will do! Within one day, the gymnasium of our MacIsaac Hall transformed into a sparkling wonderland and the perfect setting for the 2021 Christmas Festival!...

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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 as Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate...

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Issue

Our Lady of Good Counsel Issue

The most recent issue of From the Housetops Magazine features the enchanting story of the miraculous fresco of Our Lady of Good Counsel. The ancient painting, by an unknown artist, is a tender...

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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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