Showing posts with label Saint Benedict Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saint Benedict Center. Show all posts

Friday, November 10, 2017

MSNBC et Christ Mathews Locuta Causa Finita

Edit: doncha just love it when people who are Catholic purely for social and cultural reasons suddenly remember they're Catholic and declare themselves as experts in all things Catholic when there's an axe to grind?

[] Chris Matthews has just published a book on Robert Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (Simon & Schuster), which he is promoting vigorously. Among the numerous interviews he has given (many to his colleagues at MSNBC), the one with Al Sharpton, embedded below, has come to our attention for its mention of Father Leonard Feeney.
Around the 6:14 mark, Matthews makes a fleeting mention of Father Feeney as an example of someone that had, early on, roused “raging spirit” of Bobby Kennedy.
The mention of Father Feeney is limited to these words, which I have transcribed as faithfully as possible:
When that priest, Father Feeney, in the 40’s… late 40’s… was saying “no salvation outside the Catholic Church, everybody else is going to hell,” Bobby wrote a letter to the paper, fought the … fought the Cardinal over it. His mother thought he was going to get excommunicated over it, and then the priest got excommunicated.
Read Brother Andre's commentary...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Brother Leonard Mary, MICM, Has Passed Away

Brother Leonard Mary, M.I.C.M., died Saturday, November 23, at around 10:30 PM.
Known in the world as Fred Farrell, Brother Leonard Mary was one of the earliest disciples of Father Feeney at the original Saint Benedict Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In fact, of all the members of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Sister Catherine excepted), he is the one who knew Father the longest. He served in the armed forces in World War II, in the Pacific theater, learning the Japanese language while serving.
Brother Leonard Mary lived for decades at Saint Therese’s House (now Saint Benedict’s Abbey) in Still River Massachusetts, working at various apostolates of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In 1981, he relocated to California with one other brother and founded “Saint Benedict Center West” and Saint Joseph House of Studies. He was also very influential in the lay apostolate, Catholic Treasures.
He is the author of The Church of Salvation.
The funeral Mass will be at Saint Ann’s House in Still River, and his burial in the graveyard of Saint Benedict’s Abbey. Details are pending.
Link to SBC....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pilgrimage for Restoration 2012

September 28 - 30

* Now Friday through Sunday! *


to the

Shrine of Our Lady

of the North American Martyrs

St. Isaac Jogues & Companions

Auriesville, New York

Restoring True Devotion to Mary, 
Immaculate Model of the Church, 
Our Mother

Company of St. René Goupil

with the

National Coalition of Clergy & Laity

621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA
tel 610/435-2634
Join the Forum, here.
Prayers for founder, here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Papal Knight to Speak at Saint Benedict Center Conference

Sir Charles

[Saint Benedict Center] The Saint Benedict Center, administered by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, will hold its fifteenth annual conference on October 7-8, 2011. The conference will be held on the monastery grounds in Richmond, New Hampshire. Call 603-239-6485, email, or visit for registration information.

The theme of this year’s conference will be Right and Freedom: Catholic Considerations on Misused Concepts. Included in the list of speakers is author, papal historian, and lecturer, Charles A. Coulombe, K.C.S.S. By order of Pope John Paul II, Mr. Coulombe was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Sylvester for his services rendered to the Holy See. Author of the chart-climbing The Pope's Legion, and Puritan’s Empire: A Catholic Perspective on American History, Coulombe is recognized internationally for his in-depth knowledge of Vatican politics and the influence of Catholicism in America and Europe. His audiences regularly range from graduate students at Oxford University, England to the New Mexico Military Institute, from which he graduated. His international articles have appeared in the New Oxford Review, National Catholic Register, American Thinker, Los Angeles Catholic Mission, Monarchy Canada, and The Irish Democrat.

The list of speakers also includes retired U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer Dr. Robert Hickson, a former professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Defense Intelligence College, and former Chairman of the Literature and Latin Department at Christendom College. Joining Dr. Hickson will be the celebrated Catholic writer and chronicler of the traditionalist movement in the Church, Gary Potter, the founding editor of Triumph magazine and the author of After the Boston Heresy Case.

Other speakers include Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M., Prior of the Saint Benedict Center since 2002, and lecturer in the fields of apologetics, ecclesiology, church history and devotional practices; Boston’s veteran culture warrior and noted defender of the Faith, C.J. Doyle, Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts; and noted Catholic psychotherapist and lecturer, G.C. Dilsaver, PsyD, MTS, author of Imago Dei Psychotherapy: A Catholic Conceptualization and The Three Marks of Manhood: How to Be Priest, Prophet and King of Your Family.

Brother André Marie made the following comment: “This year, our conference will explore two very maltreated concepts, both of which are necessary for an orderly natural society, and both of which are elevated by God in the real life, the life of grace, which we live in God’s true Church. In these days when increasing governmental hubris both asserts non-extant 'rights,' (e.g., 'gay marriage') and denies fundamental human freedom (e.g., abortion), Catholics must recover and safeguard the proper notions of right and freedom. As usual, our fine panel of speakers will treat their subject in a way that is both illuminating and motivating, informative and practical. They will show how the solutions to the ills of society, the family, and the individual soul are to be found in Catholic tradition.”

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered according to the traditional Roman Rite (“Extraordinary Form”) during the conference, as it always is offered at Saint Benedict Center.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Founding member of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary turns 90

(Still River, Massachusetts) On November 1, Sister Anne Mary Cobb celebrated her 90th birthday. Customarily in community only the feastday of the patronal Saint is celebrated for each religious, but at ninety it seemed appropriate to mark the day with a celebration.

At lunch, the Sisters from St. Elizabeth’s House and Saint Ann’s House joined for a party in Sister Anne Mary’s honor.

Sister is one of the founding members of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the first member to attend Father Feeney’s lectures at the Center in Cambridge.

A native of Clinton, Mass, sister had an illustrious career before she entered religious life, traveled throughout Europe before the war. Sister joined the Center in 1949 and has been a faithful member of the Community for sixty-one years.

A woman still to be admired, Sister impressed everyone with her wit and Irish elegance which has not diminished. Reciting one of her many poems at the celebration, the event ended with song and laughter and gratitude to God for such a beautiful example of perseverance.

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