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Saint Benedict Center to Hold Annual Conference

March 13, 2008 - 7:51 PDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY

RICHMOND, NH (MARCH 13, 2008) - The Saint Benedict Center, administered by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, America's oldest and foremost religious order of traditional Catholics, will hold its twelfth annual Saint Benedict Center Conference from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20, 2008.

The conference is the largest gathering of Catholic traditionalists in the United States and will begin with an Open House at the order's monastery in Richmond, New Hampshire on July 17, and will reconvene on July 18 for three days of talks by guest speakers at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH.

The conference will conclude Sunday, July 20, with Mass, a brunch and final speaker presentations. Call 603-239-6485 or visit www.sbcconference.com for registration information.

The theme of this year's conference will be The Light of Our Faith in the Darkest of Times. The list of speakers 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.

The conference will also feature Lieutenant Commander John Sharpe, USN, the Silent Service (submarine) officer who has become a one-man powerhouse in Catholic publishing. Sharpe's IHS Press is the only publishing company dedicated exclusively to the social teachings of the Catholic Church and it has made available to the modern reader the classic works of such Catholic luminaries as Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, and Fr. Vincent McNabb.

Other speakers include Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M., Prior of the Saint Benedict Center since 2002, and a distinguished 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 prominent conservative journalist R. Cort Kirkwood, author of the important new book Real Men: Ten Courageous Americans to Know and Admire.

"Although the condition of our society remains perilous, and the challenges facing the Church are daunting, this conference will also be marked by hope and confidence," said Brother André Marie. "Pope Benedict's restoration of the traditional Mass is a turning point in the history of the Church, and a source of great joy and consolation for us which shows that after decades of struggle, our concerns and our aspirations are now resonating in the very corridors of the Holy See itself."

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Contact

Saint Benedict Center
http://www.sbcconference.com/
NH, US
Brother Andr Marie Villarrubia - Prior, 603 239-6485

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