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

The Beauty of Christmas

The Beauty of Christmas

If ever there was a place where time stood still and the beauty of Christmas was unchanged, it would be here at Saint Benedict Center. Nestled in the scenic hills of Still River, Immaculate Heart of...

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IHM School Expansion

IHM School Expansion

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 2018 will mark the first anniversary of the purchase of the 77 acres adjacent to IHM School.  Now, after one year, almost to the day, the first phase...

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Gifts for Consecrated Souls

Gifts for Consecrated Souls

Ever since our new True Devotionals Gift Shop opened about a year ago, it has been pretty much popping with business. The bright happy interior of the new location is much more appealing and lends...

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our long overdue 2018 Spring / Summer Newsletter is finally available here online! It is just a peek into what has been going on at our active monastery during the past couple of months! Enjoy...

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Fall Bazaar Fundraiser

Fall Bazaar Fundraiser

There may have been overcast skies on Saturday, October 6, (and a bit of mud) but no spirits were dampened for the annual Fall Bazaar! A steady stream of visitors from near and far came to Still...

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Brides of Christ

Brides of Christ

The First Profession of Sister Maria Faustina and Sister Mary Jacinta took place on September 8, 2018. What a perfect birthday gift for Our Lady: two young women dedicating themselves through vows...

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Montfort Boys Camps 2018

Montfort Boys Camps 2018

Montfort is unique in that it has a truly Catholic ethos.  Every morning starts with Reveille calling the boys to prayer in the Chapel, followed by a Traditional Latin Mass. Throughout the entire...

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Morning Star Idaho

Morning Star Idaho

This year, at the beginning of August, Morning Star Camp went “Out West!” for a one-week adventure with Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! The 55 girls who attended camped in tents...

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Morning Star Camps 2018

Morning Star Camps 2018

Traveling from across the country, 400 campers came to experience life, in a pure and simple way, and immerse themselves in an atmosphere permeated with prayer and the unseen presence of Christ and...

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Saint Philomena Issue

Saint Philomena Issue

Read the remarkable story of the dauntless young virgin marytr, Saint Philomena, in the latest issue of "From the Housetops Magazine" which was written, published and printed right here at the...

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25 years Professed

25 years Professed

On May 30th, Sister Marie-Jean Schildknecht, MICM, celebrated her 25th year of religious profession as a Slave of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The official celebration of the event took place on...

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Perfect Mother’s Day

Perfect Mother’s Day

It was a heavenly design that the feast of Our Lady of Fatima should fall on "Mother's Day" this year, creating the perfect backdrop for our annual May Procession here at Saint Benedict Center!...

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Brother Martin MICM

Brother Martin MICM

The feast of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, author of True Devotion to Mary and the spirit of our Order, was kept with special solemnity this year. After the Offertory of the Solemn High Mass,...

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Holy Week in Photos

Holy Week in Photos

Enjoy a gallery of photos from our Holy Week 2018 here at Saint Benedict Center. From the solemnity of Holy Thursday and the heart-wrenching Passion and Reproaches of Good Friday to the peaceful...

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Check out what has been going on around Saint Benedict Center these winter months! Find updates and photos from the Professions in December; a look at the monastery expansion, new upgrades at the...

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Brother Gerard, Novice

Brother Gerard, Novice

February 2, the feast of the Purification, marked the end of the Christmas Season, but for postulant Nicholas Fretwell, it stood as the beginning of the next chapter in his religious life. Having...

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Saint Peter Claver Issue

Saint Peter Claver Issue

The latest issue of "From the Housetops Magazine" featuring the life and apostolic works of Saint Peter Claver, Apostle of the West Indies, has been printed and mailed! A model of untiring...

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Saint Anthony’s Studio

Saint Anthony’s Studio

“Multi-purpose” is an understatement in describing Saint Anthony’s, one of the first buildings the Brothers ever constructed back in the 70’s. Out of all the buildings on the Center’s property,...

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Bishop’s Decree

Bishop’s Decree

On October 10th, 2017 Bishop Robert McManus called us for a meeting at the chancery. Brother Thomas Augustine and Sister Katherine Maria were named to represent the order and also present were the...

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Guadalupe Gifts

Guadalupe Gifts

EXPANSION UPDATE! On December 12, 2017, Our Lady of Guadalupe enfolded our monastery in her arms, and with it the 77 acres of Evans Farm behind the school and chapel property. What a blessing to...

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December 8th Professions

December 8th Professions

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, and with the robe of justice He hath covered me, as a bride adorned...

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Challenge Met!

Challenge Met!

Thanks to the support of many donors and their contributions made through the mail, online and GoFundMe… we have met the Matching Gift Challenge offered by the Fr. Edward E. Sipperly Foundation...

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Fatima 100 Years

Fatima 100 Years

A short video featuring the events and celebrations at Saint Benedict Center for the 100th anniversary of the last apparition at Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun. October 13, 2017....

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Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing

The leaves are changing here in Still River, and every evening the sunset over the valley… including the 77 acres which we hope to purchase behind the school, is a picture of beauty and promise. As...

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